Father Arrested in Child Sex Assault Case

A Grand Junction man is behind bars accused of sexually molesting his own daughter.

NBC 11 News has chosen not to release the suspects name in order to protect the young victim in this case.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, when deputies when to arrest the man he ran from them and tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills.

An arrest affidavit shows the 42-year-old had been sexually molesting and raping his daughter since she was seven years old. The most recent attack happened two weeks ago.

The man is facing eight felony charges including two counts of aggravated incest and one count sexual assault on a child by way of force.

He's being held at the Mesa County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He'll be back in court in early March for a formal filing of charges.

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