Richard Tenorio is being held at the Department of Youth Affairs.
Guam – A teenager is being charged as an adult in a child sex abuse case. Richard Anthony Tenorio, 16, is facing charges that he molested a 6-year-old girl.
Tenorio was charged with one count first degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts second degree criminal sexual conduct.
According to a magistrate complaint, the victim told police that Tenorio began touching her in her privates when she was five years old inside a swimming pool.
But in recent months, the report states, Tenorio fondled the girl again and made the girl touch his private parts as well.
The victim’s older sister reported that she confronted Tenorio about the sexual abuse and that Tenorio responded by looking down and walking away.
Tenorio denied the allegations to police, but admitted that the minor had accidently touched him while they were swimming in the pool. Tenorio is being held at the Department of Youth Affairs.