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Port Arthur man indicted for aggravated sexual assault of 11-year-old

A Port Arthur man was indicted Wednesday in connection with an aggravated sexual assault involving an 11-year-old child.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office revealed that a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Angel Galvez-Cardenas, 20, of 5242 Landry Drive, Port Arthur, in connection with a May 31 incident in Groves. A probable cause indictment said Galvez-Cardenas went to a Groves home at the invitation of a 16-year-old girl. At the home, the affidavit said, both the teen and her brother, 15, said they saw the indicted man have sex with their younger sister on a couch.

Groves police were called to the home June 2 after the children’s mother called police to say there was a cellphone recording of the child and the indicted man having sexual intercourse. Photos were also revealed that showed the younger child standing nude near Galvez-Cardenas.

The affidavit also said the mother of the teen sister initially suggested the older girl had “forced” her sister to have sex with Galvez-Cardenas. The sister recorded the incident and took the photos, the police investigation revealed.

The younger child told police she had asked Galvez-Cardenas to stop several times during the assault. All three children picked the indicted man out of photo line-up June 6, the affidavit said.

Galvez-Cardenas was held at the Jefferson County jail from June 6-12, a jail official said.