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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 4:00 pm

A girl younger than the age of 17 stated her uncle touched her inappropriately on Christmas Eve, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office affidavit detailed.

Efren Lujan, 18, was charged Jan. 30 with indecency with a child by contact, a second-degree felony. Lujan was arrested and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Friday.

The girl was reportedly left in the care of her father for his visitation and he allowed her to spend the night at the step-grandmother’s house on Dec. 23 in West Odessa.

The girl stated Lujan touched her inappropriately at 1 a.m. Christmas Eve, the affidavit detailed. The girl went to Harmony Home for a forensic interview on Jan. 4 and during the interview she stated Lujan stood next to the bed she was sleeping in and began touching her inappropriately over her clothing. The girl reportedly told Lujan to stop and get away and he did.

The girl also went through a preliminary interview at Medical Center Hospital for a SANE exam, but no evidence of sexual assault was found. The girls told the SANE nurse she had been touched inappropriately.

Lujan had one bond totaling $50,000 and he posted bail on Friday, jail records show.

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