A man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his 8-year-old daughter. In this image, handcuffs are seen on the hands of a 20-year old 'Street Villains' gang member who was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers from the 77th Street division in Los Angeles, April 29, 2012. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A man was arrested in Murrieta, California, on Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting his 8-year-old daughter.

The incident came to light Tuesday after which Murrieta school resource officials assisted the Child Protective Services with initial investigation. Murrieta police detective Sgt. Spencer Parker said the 32-year-old suspect gave detailed confession during police interrogation.

"The preliminary investigation resulted in unsubstantiated evidentiary information and limited admissions by the suspect," police said, adding the girl was in a safe environment, reported.

Police were investigating the case using "forensic interviews, a medical examination and the authoring of a search warrant for the suspect, his residence and vehicle.” "The subsequent information gleaned corroborated and substantiated several components of the on-going investigation," police personnel added.

The suspect, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested from a motel Thursday.

"The suspect was transported to the Murrieta Police Department and interviewed by Murrieta Detectives. As a result of the interview, the suspect gave a detailed confession regarding his participation in the sexual assault of his juvenile daughter,” police said.

Police found evidence related to the case at the man’s house. The suspect was held on suspicion of "sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years old.” He was held at Cois Byrd Detention Center with bail set at $1 million, CBC Local reported.

In a similar incident in December, a man was sentenced to 244 years in prison for sexually assaulting his one-month-old daughter in Texas. In 2014, 27-year-old Patricio Medina’s daughter was found with 45 fractured bones consistent with non-accidental trauma. Investigation led to Medina’s arrest in 2017.

Prosecutors Gabrielle Massey and Jennifer Jenkins told the court that the child was initially physically abused by the father, however, it later turned to sexual abuse after the man got hooked on to methamphetamine. The father was found guilty of five charges including sexual assault and injury to a child.