Fort Worth man indicted on sexual assault of a child charge

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FORT WORTH -- A 23-year-old Fort Worth man who admitted to police that he "lost control" and stuck a pencil in the anus of a 3-year-old boy he was babysitting was indicted Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Alex Daniel Delgado has been in jail since his January arrest in the case. His bail is set at $250,000.

Fort Worth police say Delgado had been babysitting the child on the night of Jan. 13 while the mother worked an overnight shift.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the child's mother told police that she arrived home about 6:45 a.m. Jan. 14 and peeked in to find her son asleep and covered with blankets in his bed.

About an hour later, the mother was awakened by Delgado, who told her that the boy had gotten a swollen lip after he fell from his Thomas the Train toddler chair onto a barbell that was on the floor. Delgado also told his girlfriend that he had bitten the child on the hand because the boy had tried to open the front door, the affidavit states.

Hearing her son making noise in his room, the mother went to check on the child. When she lifted the boy up, he began vomiting and she noticed approximately five bandages on his fingers, the affidavit states.

When she began to remove his clothes, she discovered her son looked "beat up" with bite marks and bruises covering his body.

The mother immediately placed her son in the car and drove him to Huguley Hospital. She told investigators that Delgado questioned her about where she was going and why she was taking the boy to the hospital.

According to the affidavit, doctors found multiple bite marks on the boy's hands, numerous bruises as well as significant swelling to the boy's top lip. The boy also had to undergo surgery for a torn rectum, the affidavit states.

Delgado told investigators that the boy had watched movies with him into the early morning hours of Jan. 14 but wanted to leave and kept crying for his mother, according to the affidavit.

When the boy tried to open the door to get out of the house around 1 a.m., Delgado admitted to police that he became angry and "went too far."

Delgado told investigators that he began biting the boy's fingers, hands, toes and feet to teach him not to open the door.

He told police he then "lost control" and grabbed a pencil and stuck it in the child's anus, according to the affidavit.

"Delgado said he knew something was really wrong with (the child) after he had done that because (the child) became ill and began vomiting," the affidavit states.

Delgado's court-appointed attorney, Daniel Young, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Deanna Boyd, (817) 390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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