POSTED: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:04pm
Nacogdoches County, Texas (KETK) — The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The investigation began on October 13, 2013 when the mother of the victim noticed that something was wrong with her child.
The child was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Sheriff Jason Bridges was notified and was called to the hospital for an investigation.
Bridges later stated that as a result of the assault, the child contracted a sexually transmitted disease from the suspect and is receiving medical attention for the disease.
Investigators set up a forensic exam and interview with the victim at the Harold House and gained probably cause for the arrest warrant of Jose Ignacio Lopez, 19, who was babysitting the child at the time of the assault.
Lopez was arrested Thursday, Oct. 17.
Bridges is having a blood test conducted on the suspect as well, more charges will be filed when the results of the test are received for endangering the child due to the sexually transmitted disease.
Lopez was arrested and booked into Nacogdoches County Jail.