FARMINGTON — Bloomfield resident Sammy Pacheco, 48, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, a first-degree felony, and tampering with evidence.
Bloomfield police Lt. Carroll Scott said the child's parent caught Pacheco and the unclothed victim together near a bush at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and called police on Saturday. Pacheco was staying at a Bloomfield apartment complex where the victim's family lived.
The victim was a 3-year-old girl.
A search warrant was executed at Pacheco's home on West Sycamore Street and additional charges child pornography may be pending, he said.
Pacheco is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond.