Odessa Man Accused of Touching 13-Year-Old

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is accused of touching a 13-year-old girl but he claims he was drunk when it happened.

The teen told police, 55-year-old Marcelino Araujo placed his hands on her thigh, slipped his hands under her shorts and touched her over her underwear.

She claims he then cried out in Spanish that he loved her.

Investigators say Araujo admitted to touching the girl's thigh but says he was drunk when he did it.