Sacto 9-1-1
February 10, 2010
Sacramento police arrest man on child-sex charges

clip_image002.jpgcha.jpgBy Chelsea Phua

Sacramento police say they arrested a 22-year-old Sacramento man Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl over a three-year period.

Meckie Cha (photo left) was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of eight counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, two counts of sexual intercourse with a minor under 16, two counts of oral copulation with a person under 16 and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a victim more than three years younger, online jail records show.

Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said the 16-year-old victim is related to Cha. She reported the alleged assaults, which began three years ago, to an adult in early January. Police are not identifying the adult, who informed authorities of the allegations.

Cha was arrested at about 10 a.m. at a house on Albion Way, Leong said. He is being held on $1,000,000 bail and scheduled to appear in court on Feb.16.

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