Man accused of molesting 14-year-old girl in bathroom in Oakland Park

Victim's 8-year-old brother forces his way into bathroom, deputies say


OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A 38-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he molested a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom in Oakland Park, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Jose Leiva held the victim against her will in a bathroom, locking the door, grabbing her wrists and blocking her path to escape.

Broward sheriff's deputies said Leiva attempted to take off the girl's clothes, and touched her genitals and buttocks.

Authorities said Leiva pulled down his shorts and masturbated in front of the teen.

The teen screamed for help and her 8-year-old brother forced his way into the bathroom, the report said.

Deputies said the boy saw Leiva grab his sister and prevent her from leaving the bathroom.

According to the arrest report, Leiva confessed to touching the teen's genitals and buttocks, and to texting her afterward to ask her not to tell her mother what happened.

Deputies said Leiva also admitted to asking the victim to have sex with him and to exposing his penis to her.

Leiva's relationship to the victim was not released by BSO.

He faces charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition by an adult to a minor, lewd and lascivious behavior involving a minor and kidnapping/false imprisonment of a child.


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