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A 27-year-old cook was behind bars Thursday after being charged 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.

No other details about the suspect’s relationship to his victim or other relatives.

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