Therapist Pedro Julio Garcia of Kendall, Florida was arrested on May 24 for allegedly sexually a 13-year-old during a session. Garcia, 67, is being charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between 12 and 16 years of age, and lewd and lascivious conduct on a child less than 16 years of age.
According to the arrest report, the alleged incident took place at Garcia’s practice in 9010 SW 137th Avenue. The teen told investigators that Garcia tried to kiss her mouth and touched her inappropriately during a session. She said he told her to lie on a couch and close her eyes, then he placed his fingers on her mouth and asked her if they “felt like her boyfriend’s kisses,” the report said. The victim tried to leave the room, but Garcia held her and attempted to kiss her.