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Illegal immigrant claims he accidentally raped 7-year-old girl while playing with her

By Mason White 1:11 PM August 16, 2017
Victor Francisco Michel-Lara
Victor Francisco Michel-Lara
By: Alexis Bell

A man who was accused of sexually assaulting and raping a young girl, claimed it was done by accident while playing with her.

32-year-old Victor Francisco Michel-Lara, who was reportedly deported to Mexico from the United States on two occasions, was arrested again.

This time, he was accused of sexually assaulting and raping a 7-year-old girl.

The girl of Cedar City, Utah, told authorities that she was raped “thousands of times” by Michel-Lara in the past 6 months.

Michel-Lara faces first-degree felony charges of rape of a child, according to his arrest report. He was also slapped with an immigration detainer.

Michel-Lara admitted to touching the girl inappropriately, but said it happened accidentally.

According to police, Michel-Lara claimed that the two were “rough housing” after the child took a bath and he accidentally penetrated her.

He also claimed that while he rubbed lotion on the girl, his finger accidentally slipped into her private area.

Police did not reveal the relationship between the victim and the suspect or where her parents were at the time of the incident.

Michel-Lara is being held on $200,000 cash bail.