Laurel man arrested for sex assault of 7-year-old girl

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A Laurel man is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl while her family was setting up for her birthday party.

Police arrested Luis Alberto Cruz-Aguilar, 40, at a job site in Baltimore County Thursday morning. According to investigators, the suspect was at the child's home August 29 to help set up for her birthday party when he lured her into another room and sexually assaulted her. He was an acquaintance of the victim's family.

Through the investigation, police learned that Cruz-Aguilar had an outstanding warrant in the 2010 sex assault of a 13-year-old Laurel girl. In that case, police said he never showed up for court and had been on the loose until he was arrested Thursday morning.