McLean is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor and sexual assault on a minor. He is being held without bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.
According to the police report, a woman reported the alleged sexual assault to police last month. The woman told investigators that the 7-year-old victim stayed at McLean’s home on January 15 because a relative was in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment.
The woman told police she found more than 30 pictures of child pornography on McLean’s phone, including a video showing him touching the girl’s vagina, the report said. It is unclear what her relationship with McLean is, nor is it known how she stumbled upon the evidence.
After the woman reported the photos, Police obtained a search warrant for McLean’s phone and purportedly found the video the woman described as well as several pictures of a 3-month-old baby girl being sexually assaulted. McLean’s relationship with the victims is unclear.
Another incident of lewd battery involving an adult and a minor was reported in Lake Worth this week. Edgar Ramos-Mendez of Lake Worth was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
Ramos-Mendez, 23, is charged with impregnation of a child and lewd and lascivious battery. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $400,000 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
According to the police report, the investigation began when the victim spoke with investigators in January. The 12-year-old victim was eight months pregnant and was due to give birth in March. She told detectives that she met Ramos-Mendez in a city park when she was 11 years old.
Ramos-Mendez reportedly told her that he was 19 and they exchanged phone numbers, ultimately going on some dates. He purportedly had sex with and impregnated her in his cousin’s home when she was 12 years old.
The victim told investigators that they had sex several times. She called Ramos-Mendez while detectives listened in and he reportedly told her that he loved her and he intended to raise their child together as a family.
When questioned by investigators, Ramos-Mendez allegedly admitted to having sex with the victim. He said it was consensual and that she initiated the sex.
The age of consent in the state of Florida is 18. Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 can give consent to a partner who is up to 23 years old. Adults over 24 commit a felony when they engage in sexual activity with someone under the age of 18.
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