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Cape Coral sexual predator sentenced to 25 years in prison

Eladio Valdes Gortes
Posted at 10:04 AM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 11:38:07-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Sexual predator sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for inappropriately touching a young child several times.

77-year-old Eladio Valdes-Gortes of Cape Coral was found guilty of 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 by Cape Coral Police with the help of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.