Venezuelan Migrant Accused of Molesting Young Boy in Florida

A Venezuelan immigrant is accused of sexually abusing a boy under the age of 12 in Gainesville, Florida, local police said.

Joybel de Jesus Marin Pérez, a 25-year-old Venezuelan immigrant, arrested He was charged Saturday by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office with sexual assault of a child under 12.

Police said Marin-Perez was staying in the same room as the victim, who told adults in the residence about the incident.The victim said Marin-Perez returned to the residence late at night after drinking alcohol and allegedly touched the victim’s genitals and then forced the victim to touch him.

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Marin Perez, who had been at the residence for about a month at the time of the incident, told police he was bisexual and had not had a sexual partner since arriving in the United States from Venezuela.

Marin Perez disputed the victim’s account of the alleged incident and told police he did not perform any sexual acts on the victim.

Marin Perez also said the victim may have filed a sexual assault charge because he was previously accused of raping two girls in his native Venezuela. He remains in custody at the Alachua County Jail without bail.

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