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Las Vegas woman arrested for sexually assaulting girl she had met several years ago

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 17:18:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 24-year-old Las Vegas woman has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child she met several years ago outside of a local school.

Yuliza Ambriz was booked on Aug. 27 in the Clark County Detention Center under the charges of 2 counts of sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 and child abuse and/or neglect.

Las Vegas police discovered the alleged abuse after responding to a domestic disturbance in downtown Las Vegas on July 20.

The juvenile girl was transported to a local hospital where she told a nurse that she was in a relationship with Ambriz.

The girl told police that she met Ambriz outside a school and that Ambriz had a puppy with her at the time. Ambriz reportedly invited the girl and her sister back to her home to play with her other dogs.

The girl and Ambriz became friends and started dating years later. The girl told police that she and Ambriz had several sexual encounters. She repeatedly referred to Ambriz as her girlfriend.

Ambriz confessed to having sex with the girl after she was arrested. She told police that she had feelings for the girl that she could not let go and she knew that the girl felt the same about her.

Ambriz’s husband is currently serving time for sexual assault of a child, according to court records.

The domestic disturbance was a result of the girl’s sister going to Ambriz’s home to pick the girl up.

According to the arrest report, the girl’s mother and sister were aware of the relationship and had made attempts to put an end to it.

Ambriz is due in court Oct. 1.