A Cedar City, Utah man was charged on Monday for allegedly repeatedly raping a 7-year-old girl.
Victor Francisco Michel-Lara, 32, was arrested Sunday after an investigation by the Division of Child and Family Services. The girl told a DCFS agent that she was victimized by the suspect "thousands of times" over a period of six months, KSL reported.
Michel-Lara told police through a Spanish translator he was putting lotion on the girl as she sat on his lap, which led to him touching her appropriately.
He also admitted to raping her two times “accidentally” when they were "rough housing" and jumping around" after Michel-Lara took a shower, according to The Spectrum.
He was previously deported to Mexico for criminal charges. Police believe he may be living in the U.S. illegally.
[Image: Iron County Sheriff’s Office]