Man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

A 22-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Saul Salinas was charged Monday with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.

The 14-year-old reported the sexual assault to the Odessa Police Department on May 27, an OPD affidavit stated.

The girl stated to her aunt that Salinas had sexually assaulted her after she went to his room to return a sweatshirt, the affidavit detailed. Salinas and the girl reportedly know each other through mutual friends and all the parties involved were staying at a motel for work purposes.

After the outcry, several witnesses and co-workers of Salinas confronted Salinas about the sexual assault and he admitted to them that he had engaged in sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old, the affidavit detailed.

Salinas told police he and the girl had sexual intercourse, the affidavit stated. Salinas was advised of his rights and he refused to provide any further information about the incident.

Salinas was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $50,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, jail records show.