Otho teen charged with sexual abuse

A 16-year-old from Otho is facing felony charges after allegedly sexually abusing a child.

Philip O. Chavez Jr. has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse.

The victim is only being identified as “under the age of twelve.”

Chavez was ordered held on $25,000 bond by Magistrate William Thatcher Wednesday morning.

Chavez’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1.