Orem police arrested a 57-year-old Orem man Tuesday after he reportedly sexually abused a child.
Jose Valdez was arrested on suspicion of three counts of the first-degree felony of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He is also being held on an ICE hold.
A teenager reported that Valdez had sexually abused her three different times in 2017, according to a police report.
Valdez reportedly touched the teen’s genitals both under and over her clothing and in one incident had the teen touch his genitals.
A counselor told police the teenager is “very credible,” according to a police report.
Valdez denied the allegations to police on Thursday and said he may have unintentionally touched the teenager’s genitals.