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Lee County DCF employee accused of molesting and photographing children

Lee County DCF employee accused of molesting and photographing children
Posted at 7:18 AM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 07:25:28-04

LEE COUNTY — An employee at the Florida Department of Children and Families has been arrested for engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior with children.

Enrico Mendes, 43, is charged with two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. He is specifically accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl, and taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old boy.

According to the arrest report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the abuse was revealed on Wednesday during an interview with the victims at the Children's Advocacy Center in Naples.

Mendes was arrested on Thursday, and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

This is a developing story. Stick with Fox 4 for the latest updates.