Two Waco men charged with abusing young children were indicted Wednesday in separate incidents.

A McLennan County grand jury indicted Jose Guadalupe Banda, 36, on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child. The grand jury also indicted Albert Paul Rios, 32, on a continuous sexual abuse of a child charge.

Waco police arrested Banda last month after a Child Protective Services investigation led to criminal charges. CPS workers initially were called after a girl younger than 14 alleged Banda sexually assaulted her multiple times in December, according to records filed in the case.

According to arrest records, the girl underwent a sexual assault exam, where she told officials that Banda “made her feel uncomfortable.”

The girl alleged Banda sexually assaulted her three or four days in a row in late December. The girl was able to give a timeline for the offenses, police reported.

Banda remains free after posting bonds totaling $225,000. If convicted, he faces from five to 99 years in prison and up to life on the first four counts and up to 20 years in prison on the fifth count.

In another case, Rios was arrested in January after a girl younger than 10 told a family member Rios sexually assaulted her for several years at an East Waco home.

Investigators determined Rios, an acquaintance of the girl, sexually assaulted her multiple times over several years, police said.

Rios remains jailed under $300,000 bond. If convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child, he faces a minimum of 25 to 99 years in prison without parole or up to life with no parole.

Staff writer at the Waco Tribune-Herald covering courts and criminal justice. Follow me on Twitter @TSpoonFeed.

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