Detectives have been unable to file charges against a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 2011, but they believe they have enough evidence to charge the man for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old in 2006, Tustin police said Sunday.

Gerardo Garcia Lopez, 67, of Spokane, Washington has been extradited to Orange County to stand trial, the police department announced Sunday.

Officers were alerted to Lopez in December 2011, when they received a call of a 13-year-old girl who was possibly sexually assaulted by her babysitter’s friend, said Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright.

“There was not enough evidence at the time for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to file criminal charges against the suspect,” Wright said.

But in May, 2016 they got a second report of an alleged sexual assault involving the same suspect, this one involving a 14-year-old. That crime ahs reportedly occurred about 10 years prior to 2016, the police lieutenant said.

“Detectives began a lengthy and exhaustive investigation into the allegations,” he said. “At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.”

Police said that on Oct. 4, the District Attorney’s Office filed six felony counts of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14 against Lopez. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Lopez was arrested Oct. 26 in eastern Washington state with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, police said. He waived extradition, and Tustin police detectives flew to Washington to collect Lopez.

He was booked into the Orange County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

Tustin police detectives asked anyone with any information related to Lopez to call them at (714) 573-3372.

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