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Man accused of attempted sex assault of child in Aurora, police say

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 16:56:41-04

AURORA, Colo. – A man who works as a gardener in the Denver area is accused of attempted sexual assault of a child, police said.

Israel Martinez -Santiago, 42, faces charges of internet luring of a child, internet sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sex assault of a child, according to Aurora police.

The family of the alleged victim told police about "innapproriate conversations" the girl was having with Martinez-Santiago, according to a police news release. Martinez was arrested after setting up a meeting in which he believed he would meet with the girl, police said.

Martinez-Santiago has done gardening work in seven counties across the Denver area, and police asked for any other potential victims to contact detective T. McGinty at tmcginty@auroragov.org.