Actor on sex charge against teen

LAPD detectives made the arrest with the assistance of San Diego police, Fox News reports.

Ray Diaz has been arrested for sexual assault. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

The department opened an investigation after a video appeared on the teen’s Instagram account. The 17-year-old told police she began dating the 33-year-old when she was 16, BuzzFeed reported.

“I was just so scared always because he would yell at me always,” she said.

Ray Diaz says the videos were ‘an act’. Picture: Supplied

Ray Diaz says the videos were ‘an act’. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

“It was my fault if somebody would ever have any suspicions that him and I were dating. He would yell at me for hours,” she said in a YouTube interview, according to BuzzFeed.

“The LAPD is aware of several social media posts related to a social media personality, alleging physical abuse and sexual relations with a minor,” the department posted on Twitter.

Bail for Ray Diaz was set at more than $700,000. Picture: Supplied

Bail for Ray Diaz was set at more than $700,000. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

“We take these allegations seriously. Currently, the Department has directed a group of investigators to look into these allegations.”

Diaz claimed the videos were merely an act. His bail has been set at more than $700,000, LAPD said.

Diaz started out as a model in New York and won the role of Nicolas Reyes in Hulu’s East Los High.

This story originally appeared on Fox News and is reprinted here with permission.

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