Man charged with more than 100 counts of sexual assault against girl
A Riverside County man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl more than 100 times may have used his friendship with her parents to gain her trust, police said.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department alleges that Alonso Ramon Pedro, 22, attacked the Moreno Valley girl after breaking in through her bedroom window.
He was arrested and booked earlier this week on more than 100 counts of sexual assault on a child, authorities said.
The girl told police that she had been assaulted repeatedly since January. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (951) 247-8700.
Moreno Valley Police Lt. Chad Bianco told the Press-Enterprise that the girl told detectives the suspect threatened to hurt her family if she told anyone about the alleged abuse. Pedro was a friend of the girl's family and often visited the home, he added.
For the record, 4 p.m. June 2: A previous headline on this post said the suspect was accused of raping a girl more than 100 times. He has been accused of more than 100 counts of sexual assault.
-- Robert J. Lopez