Man accused of child sex assault

Shocking charges revealed against a Southern Colorado man.
Thomas Abeyta is accused of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Details of the disturbing allegations are revealed in his arrest papers.

Abeyta, 33, is accused of putting a young boy's penis in his mouth.

Court papers say the child told his mother about it in April. It's unclear when the incident allegedly happened.

Abeyta had known the boy for several years. He reportedly failed a lie detector test when investigators first started to question him. Abeyta later admitted to the boy's mom he made a mistake and said "I didn't know what I was doing and I touched him."

A specialist from Safe Passage interviewed the young boy who said Abeyta used to put his penis in his mouth.

The child told the specialist after the incident, Abeyta told him to "keep this a secret.”

The secret came out when he overheard his mom and Abeyta having a conversation about secrets. Later that day, he told his mom that he had been keeping a secret.

Thomas Abeyta is set to be back in court next month.