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Man arrested in Opelousas on molestation charges

Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Who Got Busted?

benitezDetectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Jario Ulices Benitez for 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile involving a 9 year old victim.

According to Captain Megan Vizena, “Detectives began investigating this case after we received an anonymous tip that abuse was possibly taking place. After interviewing the victim, it was learned that Benitez was living in the victim’s home at the time of the incident.”

“Through the investigation, it was learned that Benitez is a native of Honduras and he was living here illegally.  Detectives discovered that Benitez fled back to Honduras after the allegations of abuse began to surface. Within the past week, we received a tip that he was back in town and that’s when we were able to take him into custody. We have also contacted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Vizena added.  

Benitez is currently being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail with no bond and a hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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