Fayetteville Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault

Omar Saenz

A Fayetteville man was arrested on suspicion of touching an eight-year-old girl inappropriately, according to court documents.

On Oct. 6, 2013, authorities arrived at a residence in the 1000 block of West Holly Street for a report of a possible sexual assault.

The mother of the victim told officers that Omar Saenz, 41, took the victim for a ride on his scooter, and while riding, he touched her inappropriately, court documents state.

The victim told her mother that while they were riding, he put his hand under her shirt and asked, “Do you like that?” The victim said she did not like it, but he continued to touch her inappropriately anyway, according to court documents.

Saenz and the victim were gone for approximately six minutes, and when they returned, the victim told her mother, “I don’t like Uncle Omar.” When the mother asked why, the victim told her about the touching, court documents state.

The suspect was arrested in Texas on a National Crime Information Center hit. He signed an extradition waiver and was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday (June 5), according to authorities.

Saenz faces a charge of sexual assault – 2nd degree, and his bond has been set at $25,000, according to the Washington County Detention Center intake report.

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