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Man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old child

HOUSTON – Houston police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a 6-year-old child.

Pedro Rodriguez, 34, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.

According to police, Rodriguez sexually assaulted the child from Feb. to Dec. 2008 at a home on the 17000 block Imperial Valley Drive.

Police also say Rodriguez threatened to hurt the child with an undisclosed weapon if the child told anyone about the sexual assaults.

Rodriguez is a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tell and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.