Immokalee man arrested for molesting girl

CREATED Dec. 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 6, 2013

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IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A 30-year-old Immokalee man was arrested Wednesday, charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a girl under 12.

Collier County Sheriff's investigators were contacted by DCF when they responded to a child abuse call.  Detectives were contacted when the victim was questioned about a bruise.

When questioned by detectives the victim identified Jose Luis Hernandez as the man who had touched her chest and vagina.  She said Hernandez had pulled her into his bedroom, closed and locked the door and touched her over her clothing.

The victim told investigators that Hernandez had molested her twice and that she finally told her mother after the second incident.

When Hernandez was questioned about the incident, detectives said he giggled throughout the entire interview and denied the allegation.

Hernandez was booked into the Collier County Jail and held on $50,000 bond.