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77-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching child several times in Cape Coral

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 08:50:48-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police have arrested a man accused of inappropriately touching a young child several times.

77-year-old Eladio Valdes-Gortes of Cape Coral is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior on a Victim Under 12-years-old.

According to Cape Coral Police, Valdes-Gortes had been picking the victim up from school three days a week since December, and during that period touched the child several times.

Valdes-Gortes was arrested Friday by Cape Coral Police with the help of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.

He remains in jail on $100,000 bond.