Man charged with 18 sex abuse counts

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1458417 N IMGG 214x300Edward Deluna, 30, has been charged with eight counts of child sexual abuse and 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to Srgt. Mark Ortega with the Surprise Police Dept. Deluna has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

Surprise police have arrested a man on 18 counts of allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct and sexual abuse with two minors.

The incidents took place in 2009 while the two female victims, ages 12 and 13, were under the care of the suspect and his wife at the couple’s Surprise home, said Sgt. Mark Ortega.

The incident came to light March 1 after the girls notified their mother and grandmother, Ortega said. The two girls are in the custody of their biological mother in Texas.

After a lengthy investigation, the suspect was taken into custody by Surprise police. Edward Deluna, 30, was charged with eight counts of child sexual abuse and 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to Ortega. He was then booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

Source: yourwestvalley