DALLAS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Angel Sanches-Zenteno, 17, is accused of raping and killing his 5-year-old cousin, Katherina Gonzalez.
According to Dallas Police, Sanches-Zenteno admitted to killing then raping her.
Katherina was found hanging by a shirt in the closet of a vacant apartment.
Police said she was strangled to death.
They also said Sanches-Zenteno said he was with the girl. However, he said that a man named "Carlos" was the one who killed her.
He also claims Carlos forced him into a closet for more than half an hour while the girl was killed.
Sanches-Zenteno also initially said he did not sexually assault the girl, police documents said.
He later told another investigator he did assault the girl for "less than a minute." He said he only did it because the other man was holding him at gunpoint and told him to.
The 17-year-old is being held in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million dollars bond.