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.

Braley Dodson covers health and education for the Daily Herald.

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