Lindon Police arrest man for sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl

LINDON, Utah — A Utah man faces charges, accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim and her mother were visiting the suspect in August at his Lindon home. Police say the girl was helping Juan Martinez in the kitchen when she told police Martinez hugged her, then groped her. The victim tried to push Martinez away, but he grabbed her again and held her against him.

The victim got away from Martinez and went to find her mother. Later in the evening, the victim told her mother what happened.

Police arrested Martinez on Wednesday. An interpreter was used to conduct the interview with him. Martinez admitted to being in the kitchen with the victim and to hugging her, but denied groping her. Police did not find any prior criminal history for Martinez.