Police: Man arrested for sexually abusing 13-year-old girl

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LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man has been arrested for felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child after a thirteen year old girl disclosed she had been assaulted. 

Charging documents state 28-year-old Ismael Bustamente was arrested after the girl said he entered her bedroom at at least three times over the past month and a half, touched her breasts under her shirt, and inserted or attempted to insert his fingers into her vagina.

The victim said she would pretend to be asleep when the assaults would begin and she told Bustamente to stop more than one time.

The victim stated she is afraid of him because he can come into her room at any time as Bustamente is the victim’s mother’s ex-boyfriend, and is the maintenance worker for her apartment complex.

On at least one occasion, the suspect covered the victim’s mouth with his hand to prevent
her calling for help or making noise.

According to documents, the victim’s mother was aware of the assaults, but had not reported the
information to law enforcement.

Bustamonte has been booked into the Davis County Jail.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the toll-free Statewide 24-hour Sexual Violence Crisis and Information Hotline at Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1-888-421-1100.  Click here for a list of Rape Crisis Resources in Utah.

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