SAN ANTONIO (TheBlaze/AP) -- Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years.
Sgt. Jesse Salame said 47-year-old Juan Ruiz-Carrillo was arrested Monday night and charged with sexually assaulting a child. Online court records do not list an attorney for Ruiz-Carrillo who could comment on his behalf.
An arrest warrant affidavit says Ruiz-Carrillo is suspected of assaulting the girl nearly every week, starting when she was 15. Police say the girl told a youth pastor at her church about the abuse.
Police Chief William McManus said Tuesday that Ruiz-Carrillo has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of his case.
"There is no one in this police department that is pleased by this, or happy about this," McManus said, according to KSAT-TV. "You know, officers take great pride in their jobs, and no one wants to see an officer who has been convicted or is involved in something like this."
Ruiz-Carrillo remained in custody early Wednesday morning.