HOUSTON A 73-year-old Harris County man is wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in December, deputies said.

Larry Allen Rickets, of Huffman, Texas, is charged with super-aggravated sexual assault of a child under 6 years of age, court documents state.

According to an affidavit from the Harris County Sheriff s Office, the alleged assault occurred on Dec. 27 in a residence in Huffman.

The mother of the victim told investigators with the HCSO s Special Victims Unit/Crimes Against Children that she was made aware of the incident on Jan. 1. The victim told her mother that she had a secret that she was not supposed to tell anyone about.

The mother inquired about the secret and the victim said Rickets touched her in an inappropriate place.

The mother said that the Rickets lives in their neighborhood and that last time the child was in his presence was on Dec. 27.

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