A 35-year-old man is in custody accused of a sex crime involving a 8-year-old girl, authorities said.
Lodi police arrested Ruben Valles on Tuesday on the 900 block of Mokelumne Street on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, Lodi Police Lt. Sierra Brucia said. He added that the case is currently under investigation.
The mother of the girl reported the incident to police. According to Brucia, Valles took off his clothes, climbed into bed with the girl and masturbated.
Brucia added that Valles is an acquaintance of the family.