Man From Honduras Accused Of Molesting 9-Year-Old Child
32-year-old Jairo Ulices Benitez of Opelousas has been arrested for 2 counts of molestation of a juvenile involving the 9-year-old child.
Captain Megan Vizena with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says detectives received an anonymous tip that abuse was possibly taking place. Vizena says after the victim was interviewed, detectives 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.