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Man arrested on past child encounter in Cape Coral

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 07:59:46-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Alfredo Escalera 25, was arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior of a victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years old.

The Major Crimes Unit quickly got involved and began the investigation that led to the arrest of Escalera.

Investigators learned Escalera knew his victim for approximately one month.

Escalera met his victim through Snapchat after the juvenile contacted him for “vape pods and vape juice.”

At that time it is believed Escalera committed a sex act on the victim.

Alfredo Escalera was transferred to Lee County Jail.