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Man behind bars in Odessa for alleged sexual abuse of family members

Jose Mendoza (Source: Odessa Sheriff's Department) Jose Mendoza (Source: Odessa Sheriff's Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa man was taken into custody this week, charged with inappropriately touching an underage family member.

Jose Melendez Mendoza, 58, was arrested after a 12-year-old family member came forward and told a Harmony Home forensic interviewer that Mendoza touched her every time she visited him and frequently when she lived in his home in the summer of 2015.

Another family member, this one 15-years-old, said she was also touched by Mendoza when she was younger.

He is charged with indecency with a child as well as continuous sexual abuse of a child both family violence offenses.

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