Man arrested for sexually abusing girlfriend's children

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by Natalie Rivers

azfamily.com

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 28 at 5:28 PM

PHOENIX - A man is accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's children on multiple occasions over the past four months.

Court paperwork details multiple incidents where Luis Mejia Ortiz, 33, touched the 9-year-old and 5-year-old girls.

Ortiz faces four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one count of sexual abuse, one count of molestation of a child and one count of public sexual indecency.

The victims described the multiple incidents that began in September.

The 9-year-old first alerted her mother and grandmother to the touching and abuse.

When Ortiz was arrested on Monday, he admitted to police that he fled to Mexico but wanted to turn himself in because he knew what he did was wrong.

Court paperwork shows Ortiz admitted to police he touched the girls and admitted he needs help. He also said that he isn't right because of a previous head injury.

Ortiz is being held without bond.

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