Man charged with sexually assaulting girl, 8

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A Columbia man has been charged with eight felony counts related to allegations he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl, borough police said Friday.

Luis Galvez, 46, of the 200 block of Poplar Street, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl during multiple incidents in August 2013, police said.

He was charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of unlawful contact with minors, four counts of indecent assault, and one count of corruption of minors.

He was arraigned before a district judge Friday and released on $75,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 18.


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