Detectives on Tuesday arrested a man after a grand jury indicted him for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
Police arrested 46-year-old Carlos David Dalarca-Pagoada at his Village West apartment on Tennessee Avenue following his indictment on three counts of child rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Dalarca-Pagoada remained in jail in lieu of a $150,000 bond.
Metro sex crimes detectives started their investigation into the case in the summer after the girl’s parents came to them with the suspicion that he’d fondled their daughter.
According to police, the man, on multiple occasions, asked the girl while she was outside either playing or riding her bike to come to his apartment. Police said that during questioning by detectives, Dalarca-Pagoada admitted to sexually assaulting the girl.
Detectives believe there may be other victims and urge parents whose children live in or visit Village West apartments to speak to their children about this case and ask them if a man in the complex assaulted them or tried to lure them into his home.
Police urge anyone with additional information about Dalarca-Pagoada to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540, where specially trained counselors are available to assist child victims.