An Odessa man is accused of forcing a young boy to perform sexual acts.
Police say the boy had been living with Anthony Casarez, 25, for the past several months.
The victim told officers Casarez tried bribing him with money on more than one occasion and at one point, he threatened the boy and physically forced him to perform oral sex.
Casarez denied the accusation when police interviewed him.
He has since been charged with sexual assault of a child.