Mesa man accused of child molestation in San Tan Valley

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SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. – A Mesa man is accused of molesting a child in San Tan Valley.

Isidro Pacheco, 58, was booked into the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center for two counts of child molestation. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

In July, a 7-year-old girl disclosed that she had been molested in San Tan Valley by a family friend last year.

The person who committed the alleged molestation was identified as Pacheco, according to sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney.

Detectives attempted to locate Pacheco but he had since moved. He was finally located on Thursday and was brought in for questioning.

"When detectives contacted Pacheco he made admissions which confirmed he molested this young 7-year-old female victim," Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a news release. "Pacheco used his relationship with the victim's family and betrayed that trust and molested this young girl."