Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Leland, N.C. man in connection with sexual offenses against a child, according to Emily Flax, county spokeswoman.
Alejo Ruiz Mendoza, 30, of Mt. Misery Road in Leland, N.C. was charged with first degree sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child Monday afternoon at the Brunswick County Detention Facility, where he was being held in connection with a separate incident, Flax said.
According to an arrest warrant, Mendoza did engage in a sexual act with a child who was under the age of 13. The warrant also said that he did engage and attempt to engage in a lewd and lascivious act with the child, but no other details were available.
An additional arrest warrant said that Mendoza also struck and bit a woman and broke her phone when she attempted to call 911 for assistance in a separate incident.
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Mendoza is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on a $205,000 bond.