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Alleged Molester Linked to Kids' Undergarments

(La Porte County, IN) - More details are known about the child molesting allegations leveled against a man brought back from Mexico to face charges. Alexander Perez could face 20 to 40 years on the Level 1 Felony count.


30-year-old Perez lived in an RV on the property of longtime friends on 650 North in Springfield Township when the alleged sex crime occurred in September of 2021. Court documents revealed the 13-year-old son of the property owner woke up inside his residence during the early morning hours to Perez performing a sex act on him.  The boy kicked Perez in the face or chest and soon told his father, who booted Perez off the property.


Court documents also revealed evidence suggesting that Perez sneaked into the bedrooms of the boy and his sister periodically and returned to his RV with their undergarments. After charges were filed, Perez fled south of the border.


Local investigators, along with detectives from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, with permission to enter the country located Perez in Mexico City after an intense search, police said. Perez was housed in the San Diego County Jail until recently returned to face charges. He’s being held in the La Porte County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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