ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man is behind bars for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
The 15-year-old girl spoke up about the incident that happened in October. She told Odessa Police it happened while she was asleep in the bedroom of family members.
Tuesday a high school counselor reported the sexual assault to Odessa Police. The victim told police that in October while she was sleeping in a family member's bedroom, she woke up to Felix Salas Jr., 46, fondling and groping her.
The victim told police she didn't report the assault when it happened because she didn't know what to do and was scared of what would happen.
The victim told her mother three months later, in January about the incident. Her mother told detectives she confronted Salas about the incident and she said Salas admitted to touching the girls genitals but said he did it unknowingly while he was sleeping.
During an interview with Odessa Police Salas said he slept in the same bed as the victim multiple times, the last time being in October.
Salas is now facing charges of sexually assaulting a child.