Polk County, FL (January 17, 2019) – Police arrested 41-year-old Carlos Calderon on Tuesday, January 15th, for eight felonies related to sexual abuse of a child. Some of his charges include sexual battery, lewd molestation of a child under the age of 12, use of a child in a sexual performance, and using a two-way communication device to film the sexual performance of a child.
Deputies spoke with Calderon about how many times he committed sexual battery, to which he responded, “Hell, I don’t know.” He did, however, admit during the interview that he sexually battered the child and took explicit photos of the child.
The child told an adult about the photos on Calderon’s phone and that he had a sex toy in his possession that he used on the child. Deputies found the sex toy in the suspect’s dresser. They said that Calderon repeatedly battered the child since she was 7 years old.
Calderon was imprisoned at the Polk County Jail on a $400,000 bond. He is currently in the country on an expired work visa and has been arrested eight previous times for various charges.
Polk County Sexual Battery Laws
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