Jose Martinez (Jail photo)
WACO (March 18, 2011)-A Waco man was arrested, jailed and charged Friday with continuous sexual abuse of a young child stemming from molestation of a girl over a period of several years.
Jose Antonio Martinez, 42, was in the McLennan County Jail Friday morning, held in lieu of $250,000 bond.
He’s under an immigration hold, which means he won’t be released, authorities said Friday.
The investigation that led to the arrest started after a young girl reported the abuse to school officials, telling them she had been molested over a period of several years.
The school officials in turn notified police.
Detectives interviewed Martinez and later arrested him.
Officers say the incidents happened at a north Waco residence.
Police officers took the victim to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center for evaluation.
The police department's crime victim's services unit was also called in to assist the girl.