FAIRFIELD — Police are seeking help from the public as they investigate allegations of child abuse against a Fairfield man that date back to the mid-1990s.
Jose Gustavo Ortega-Reyes, 40, was arrested Friday on the 2300 block of Flicker Court on suspicion of multiple counts of sodomy with a child, lewd and lascivious acts with a child and oral copulation with a child, police said in a news release.
Combined bail for all but one of the allegations was nearly $39 million. He was held without bail on a separate allegation: for allegedly sodomizing a child under the age of 10, which carries a 25-years-to-life prison sentence with a conviction.
Police said Ortega-Reyes was the adult uncle of the victim. The police investigation began in late November with the crimes occurring between 1994 and 1998 in Fairfield.
Ortega-Reyes was engaged in a heated argument Nov. 5 with half-brothers German and Xavier Lopez when Xavier Lopez allegedly shot him. Police at the time said Ortega-Reyes knew the half-brothers but did not acknowledge any familial relationship.
The shooting occurred in the area of Flicker Lane and Quail Drive where Ortega-Reyes was arrested Friday.
German Lopez, 31, allegedly shot and killed Xavier Lopez, 24, about an hour later near Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center in Vacaville. He turned himself in to authorities the next day. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail pending criminal proceedings.
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