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Man charged with molesting girl for 7 years

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A 49-year-old Riverside County man was formally charged Wednesday with molesting a young girl for seven years.Investigators say Albert Villanueva had been molesting the alleged 16-year-old victim since she was 9-years old.

He was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under 10 and five counts of lewd acts with a child under 14.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Villanueva Saturday at a home on Cajalco Road near Dawson Canyon Road in Perris. He was booked for investigation of lewd acts with a child.

According to court documents, he also faces allegations of inflicting great bodily injury.

He is being held on $1 million bail.

CNS contributed to this report.