Gilberto Ordonez was arrested by Alice police on Tuesday for the alleged sexual abuse of his stepchild.

Police were notified on Monday morning about a sexual assault of a child. Officers met with the child's mother who told police that her child had been molested by Ordonez, the child's stepfather.

According to police, Ordonez had been molesting his stepchild between the ages of nine and 13. The child is currently 16 years of age.

The complaint had also reported to police that when Ordonez was confronted with the allegation, he had dropped to his knees and begged for forgiveness, police said.

The Alice Police Department was notified that Ordonez was at the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office. A member of the Alice Police Department Criminal Investigations Division met with Ordonez.

He was arrested charged for continuos aggravated sexual assault of a child. He refused to provide a statement, police said.