Avondale man accused of sexually assaulting 11-yr-old neighbor

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AVONDALE - A man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was taken into custody by Avondale Police.

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Man allegedly sexually assaulted 11-yr-old - An Avondale man was arrested and is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

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The suspect reportedly resided in the same mobile home complex as the victim located in the 200 block of W. Main Street. The victim told police the suspect sexually assaulted her while in the laundry room of the complex.

Mercado-Ortiz faces charges including sexual assault, sexual misconduct with a minor and molestation of a child/dangerous crimes against children.

Police report the suspect already had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.