A 51-year-old Brookfield man was charged March 16 with criminal sexual assault after allegedly admitting he has had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Police arrested Anthony Santoyo at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the restaurant in Brookfield where he worked, said Brookfield Police Lt. Edward Petrak. During an interview with police, Santoyo reportedly admitted having sex with the girl on eight occasions.

At a hearing Thursday morning at the Maybrook courthouse, a Cook County judge set Santoyo’s bond at $43,000. He has a preliminary court hearing at Maybrook on March 23.

Police became involved in the case late Sunday night, when they received a call from the girl’s father, saying his daughter was missing. She and Santoyo were to have gone shopping at the North Riverside Park Mall, but they never returned home. The father could not reach Santoyo on his cellphone, so he called police.

Santoyo and the girl resurfaced at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14. They reportedly told police they had gone to a Franklin Park motel, because it had a swimming pool and the girl wanted to go swimming.

Police visited the motel and found six open beer cans and one open wine cooler inside the room, but no further evidence. Later that day, according to police, the girl reportedly confided to a relative that she and Santoyo had been having a sexual relationship.