An illegal immigrant in New Jersey reportedly has been charged with sexually assaulting nine girls under the age of 8 — and prosecutors fear there could be more victims.
Cirilo Cholula, 18, faces nine counts of child endangerment and aggravated sexual assault against girls ranging in age from 4 to 7 years old, The Star-Ledger reported.
Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford told The Star-Ledger that authorities began investigating Cholula after parents of one alleged victim told police they suspected he had molested the young girl.
The illegal Mexican immigrant, who the prosecutor’s office said knew all the alleged victims, was arrested Tuesday night and was being held on $1 million bail, according to the paper.
Ford believes more victims could be out there and asked parents to notify authorities if they think their children may have had inappropriate contact with Cholula.