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52-year-old man charged in indecency with a child case

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A man who worked for many years as a tree cutter is in the Harris County jail after an investigator says the man abused his young stepdaughter over a period of almost five years.

Oscar Cruz, 52, was charged with indecency with a child, a felony offense, based on an incident reported by his stepdaughter on August 9, 2010.

Cruz first touched his stepdaughter inappropriately in October 2005 when she was no older than eight years of age, according to a court document filed against him.

Cruz's stepdaughter told investigators that she never reported him to the authorities because he threatened her by telling her that he knew people who could kill her.

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