Sergio Sosa of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of habitually molesting a young girl for nearly two years, news sources report. Sosa, 40, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of lewd or lascivious molestation and four counts of sexual battery on a child. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail bond. The press did not specify a criminal defense lawyer for Sosa.
According to reports, the victim is now 16 years of age. She reportedly told officers that the alleged sexual abuse occurred between February 2006 and February 2008, when she was around 9-10 years old. The press did not specify how Sosa and the victim know each other or whether they are related. It is unclear where the abuse occurred.
Sources say Sosa raped the victim an unspecified amount of times. Reports also say Sosa force the victim to perform oral sex. Sosa reportedly told the victim not to tell anyone about the alleged sexual encounters and neglected to wear protection during any of the incidents.
Police launched an investigation and arrested Sosa at his home on Tuesday. Based on reports, he has denied any wrongdoing.
Sadly, accusations of child molestation are rampant throughout Florida and much of the U.S. Earlier this month, Wilson Steven Hernandez of Pembroke Pines was booked into police custody after he allegedly molested two sisters, ages 8 and 10, sources report. Hernandez, 49, was taken to the Paul Rein Detention Facility on three counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition on a child under 12, three counts of lewd conduct, seven counts of performing a lewd or lascivious act on a child under 12, and nine counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12. Hernandez was held without bond. It is unclear whether he hired legal representation.
According to reports, Hernandez lived with the victims and their mother during the time of the abuse. The family changed homes several times, moving from Hialeah to Miramar and then to Pembroke Pines. Detectives reportedly said the abuse occurred from March to Jun of this year at the home in Pembroke Pines; however, the victims’ mother allegedly said it began around a year before that.
After the victims took baths, Hernandez allegedly kissed, smelled, and fondled their genitals, news sources report. During some occasions, he also used hair clippers to “groom” the victim’s private parts, sources say. Reports say Hernandez also walked around the home naked with the mother and two victims were present. Hernandez reportedly did this because he was against “nudity censorship.”
The mother told officers that Hernandez slept in the same bed as her and the two victims at least two times in the past, reports say. On both of these occasions, Hernandez reportedly fondled the victims under their clothes. On one occasion, Hernandez exposed his erection to the victim and said they caused it, sources indicate.
Hernandez reportedly admitted to helping the girls clean themselves for hygienic purposes, the press says. He reportedly denied ever touching the children’s genitals.
Source: 8.20.13 Sosa Molestation.pdf