An elderly man in West Covina, California, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

In a press release, the West Covina Police Department said the detectives arrived at a home on March 3 after receiving a “call for service regarding a sexual assault.”

The officers made contact with 10-year-old victim and learned that the suspect, identified as 68-year-old David Diaz, was the victim's foster parent.

“Given the circumstances, the suspect was taken into custody pending further investigation. Detectives were notified and arrived to assist with the investigation. Through their follow-up, they learned the suspect has been a foster parent for the past 18 years,” the press release stated.

The West Covina Police Department was seeking public assistance as they believe there could be other victims.

“Anyone with information is asked to call the West Covina Police Department tip line at 626-939-8688. You can remain anonymous by calling the hotline and leaving a message,” the press release said.

Meanwhile, the accused was charged with sexual assault by force and sexual perversion with child under 14 by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Pomona Superior Court. He remained in custody at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s County jail awaiting his court hearing and his bail was set at $1,250,000. Investigation into the incident was ongoing.

The incident comes months after a man in the western Indian state of Maharashtra raped his daughter by blackmailing her with a video of her having sex with her boyfriend. The 17-year-old girl was in a relationship with her collegemate. The boy got intimate with her at her home and sexually assaulted her. Hours after the boy left, the girl’s father approached her and showed her a video of the two getting intimate. The 40-year-old unidentified man then began blackmailing her and told her he would make the video viral. He then raped her. The man was arrested.

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