One Year Ago Today (June 25, 2021)…A 53-year-old man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a Lake Elsinore girl was charged with lewd acts on a minor and other offenses.

Walter Anibal Perez Orozco of Lake Elsinore was arrested Tuesday following a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation.

Along with lewd acts, Orozco is charged with sexual penetration of a child under 10 years old and oral copulation of a minor.

He was being held on $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center and slated to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Julio Olguin, detectives were recently notified of alleged sexual abuse of the girl, identified in court documents only as “A.T.,” at a home in the 100 block of Prospect Street.

The investigation revealed that Orozco had allegedly assaulted the child in different ways between May 30, 2013, and May 29, 2014, but court papers did not disclose anything specific.

Investigators declined to say why the victim did not report the alleged acts earlier. Her relationship to the defendant, if any, also was not specified.

Orozco was located and taken into custody without incident on Poe Street early Tuesday morning.

He has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.

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