- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County dental assistant has been charged with committing lewd acts on an 8-year-old patient, and investigators are seeking other potential victims.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/1sZDrbg ) Luis David Hidalgovillalta was charged Tuesday with a felony count of committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14.

The 20-year-old worked as an assistant at the Healthy Smiles dental office in Garden Grove.

Prosecutors allege the Anaheim resident targeted an 8-year-old boy who had an appointment with a dentist Aug. 4.

The boy’s parents reported the alleged sexual assault to another staffer at the office, who contacted police. Officers arrested the suspect later that day.

Authorities are asking anyone who believes they were a victim to contact detectives.


Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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