A 27-year-old cook was charged Wednesday with repeatedly sexually assaulting a female relative in Huntington Beach since before she was 10 years old.

Orlando Maldonadohuerta was charged with 10 counts of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years or younger, a count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14 or seven years younger than the defendant, a count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and five counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, according to court records.

Maldonadohuerta also faces a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with the victim.

Maldonadohuerta was being held on $1 million bail, according to jail records.

The alleged victim is now a teenager. The sexual assaults are alleged in the criminal complaint to have happened from 2015 through 2019.

Maldonadohuerta did not enter a plea when he appeared for his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana on Wednesday. His arraignment was rescheduled for July 23.

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