A MAN who offered to take a five-year-old girl to a birthday party allegedly sexually assaulted her at motel after taking a bath together, court documents say.
Texas police arrested Steve Gomez, 44, on suspected aggravated sexual assault charges after he allegedly molested the little girl.
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Court records state Gomez took the child to a motel room where he allegedly abused her in the restroom, making her take a bath with him.
Her mom reportedly told cops Gomez offered to take her daughter to a birthday party while she was busy.
Gomez called the child’s mom after the alleged abuse, telling her to meet him at a McDonald’s because the little girl didn’t eat at the party on Dec. 3.
The kid’s mother – who knew Gomez as “Esteban” – was driving home with her daughter when she asked her how the party was.
It was then the little girl allegedly told her mom only she and Gomez attended the party – and they took a bath together, a court affadavit says.
Her horrified mom immediately pulled over, alerted San Antonio authorities and took the child to a nearby hospital.
The little tot told investigators more details about the alleged abuse, claiming Gomez forced her to take a bath with him.
Local cops enlisted the help of the public to locate Gomez who subsequently went on the run.
Police posted his picture on social media before he was finally apprehended on Monday.
The serial offender has a criminal history in Bexar County that dates back to 1992, reports KSAT.
When he went missing last week, Gomez had three other active warrants his arrest, as well as the most recent charge.
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Police in San Antonio arrested him on Monday, charging Gomez with aggravated sexual assault of a child, after his attempt to flee.
Jail records show Gomez is being held inside the Bexar County Jail without bond, due to the violation of a protective order.
He was jailed on unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault family violence and violating a protective order.