Houston car dealer in court for sexual assault

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HOUSTON – In commercials, Houston-area car dealership owner Riku Melartin claims “if there’s a damsel in distress, I say not on my watch.”

Apparently that doesn’t apply to a 16-year-old girl that Melartin is accused of sexually assaulting.

The 52-year-old was arrested again on Friday for more charges of indecency with a child.

Melartin, who is known for using his Good Samaritan story about holding an armed burglar at gun-point in his dealership commercials, now faces seven more charges including compelling prostitution, sexual performance by a child and tampering with a witness.

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