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Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Miami, Florida Accused of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl in Supermarket

bananas-fruits-grocery-4621-300x200Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Miami, Florida was arrested on Friday for allegedly fondling a 7-year-old girl at a Miami grocery store.

Gonzalez, 59, is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12 and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The press did not name an attorney for him.

According to the arrest report, the alleged incident occurred on Friday after at a Sedano’s supermarket on Flagler Street. Gonzalez reportedly stood behind a 7-year-old girl in the checkout line and fondled her groin and buttocks over her dress.

The girl told her father about what happened when they were about to exit the store. The father informed the store manager and asked to see footage from the store’s surveillance cameras. The footage reportedly showed Gonzalez repeatedly touching the 7-year-old girl.

“Video surveillance at the incident location clearly showed [Gonzalez] intentionally touching and grabbing the victim’s buttocks and genital area several times,” the report said.

When the girl’s father confronted Gonzalez, he allegedly tried to leave, but the father managed to restrain him. Gonzalez pulled out a pocket knife and threatened in Spanish to stab the father, the report said.

Gonzalez was eventually arrested and taken into custody. He was hospitalized after his arrest for unclear reasons and didn’t appear in bond court.

Another sex incident involving an adult and minor was reported in Miami-Dade last week. High school teacher Diego Guzman Carranza was arrested on January 4 for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Carranza, 30, is charged with one count of lewd and lascivious act on a victim between 12 and 16. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond. Reports say Carranza taught biology at Dr. Michael Krop High School.

According to the police report, authorities learned about the 14-year-old student’s alleged relationship with Carranza from her older sister, who called the police to report that the student had gone to an Airbnb with her teacher.

Police who arrived at the Airbnb said Carranza answered the door shirtless and was surprised to learn about the age of his student, the report said. The teen was found inside the room. When questioned by police, she reportedly told the officers that she had just had sex with Carranza and that they were in an ongoing sexual relationship. The girl also told police that she had spoken to Carranza about the illegality of their relationship due to their ages, the report said.

News sources report that Carranza has been a teacher with Miami-Dade Schools for less than two years. A Miami-Dade Schools official told the press that they were in the process of terminating his employment.

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Source: 1.7.18 Man accused of molesting girl in Miami supermarket.pdf