Man charged with sexually assaulting underage female at McCracken County hotel

A man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a underage female at a local hotel.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a hotel around 10:37 p.m. on report of a sexual assault in a laundry room.

Video surveillance captured a man sexually assaulting the minor in the hotel laundry room.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Leonel Lopez Vazquez. He had checked into the hotel earlier in the day.

Varquez was arrested and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree. He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Deputies say Varquez is not a legal US citizen and an investigation is ongoing.