Bryan man charged with sexual assault of a child

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday, accused of sexually assaulting a child that he knew.

According to the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, David Benavidez, 37, committed multiple sex acts on a child younger than 14.

The child's mother brought the allegations to authorities in October 2016. Officials say the child was sexually assaulted by Benavidez at least 15 times over the course of several years.

After months of investigation, Benavidez was taken into custody on Tuesday, charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

He is being held on $400,000 bond.