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Man sentenced to 15 years for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a child in Fort Myers

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 15:47:09-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Fort Myers man who was found guilty in September f or Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a child was sentenced today.

Juan Ruiz 32 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.

Deputies say Ruiz met the middle school-aged girl at a bus stop. He continued conversations with the girl for several weeks and then had sexual relations with her.

A family member saw Ruiz and the child; the police were quickly notified.