Man arrested on sexual assault of a child case

Melissa Cantu Trevino
Alice Echo News Journal
Mauricio Jesus Ruiz (middle) was arrested by Investigators on an aggravated sexual assault of a child.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with an aggravated sexual assault of a child by investigators with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, Oct. 30, Mauricio J. Ruiz, was picked up at a location south of the county. Due to the ongoing investigation the location Ruiz was arrested at and the location of where the incident occurred have not been released, according to Lt. Alan Gonzalez with the JWC Sheriff's Office.

Mauricio Jesus Ruiz arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is currently booked into the JWC jail.

A post on the sheriff office's Facebook page said the charge comes from an incident that occurred earlier that day. Investigators  also added an additional charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to the post.

The victim is a female under the age of 14, Gonzalez said.

Investigators expect additional charges will be added as the investigation continues. 

Ruiz is currently at the JWC jail on a  total bond of $750,000.

Details of the incident will be released as the investigation continues.