New Port Richey, FL (March 20, 2019) – A 39-year-old man identified as Carlos Rivera-Vazquez is facing two charges of lewd and lascivious molestation after molesting a child, according to police.
Rivera-Vazquez was arrested this past Friday for two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office alleges that Rivera-Vazquez twice sexually battered the child in August. The age of the child has not been released.
Police say that one of the incidents happened in a bathroom and was witnessed by a second juvenile. The other incident took place in a car when Rivera-Vazquez was alone with the child.
The arrest came about two months after Rivera-Vazquez and a woman were taken into custody for disrupting a city council meeting in New Port Richey.
As of now, Rivera-Vazquez is still in jail on $500,000 bail.
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