Officer Accused Of Molesting Girls During Traffic Stop

MIAMI – (CBS4) -A Miami-Dade Police officer is behind bars accused of fondling two teenage girls as he conducted a routine traffic stop.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 24, appeared before a bond court judge Friday charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child between the ages of 12 and 16.

The judge set Rodriguez’s bond amount at $150,000 bond.

“They’re going to remain at $75,000 each count,”  she said. “Total of $150,000.”

But Rodriguez’s lawyer tried to get a lower bond. The judge denied him his request.

“I find probable cause,” the judge said. “And based on the nature of the offense and the condition that the defendant was in at the time of the alleged offenses I’m going to keep the bond at $150,000.”

But there was one last plea from Rodriguez  for a lower bond when he was asked if he understood.

“Yes ma’am,” he said to the judge. “There’s no way you can lower it?”

The judge said, “good luck, sir.”

According to the arrest warrant, Rodriguez conducted a traffic stop on January 7th at 10:30 p.m. at Southwest 88th Street and 157th Avenue. The warrant states Rodriguez ordered the driver of the car to pull behind a CVS drug store. He ordered all the passengers out of the car and then called back each person separately to sit inside the car.

Police say the first person he called back into the car was a 14-year-old girl whom he’s accused of fondling by placing “his hands inside Victim 1’s bra and fondled her breasts.”

The second girl was also 14 and Rodriguez is accused of performing similar sexual acts on her. Two other young girls – both 16 years old – also made similar allegations.

Police say they interviewed the 19-year-old male driver of the car who said he did not see Rodriguez fondle the girls. He did state that the officer called “each of these females separately to the back of the car,” according to the warrant.

The warrant says other allegation against Rodriguez surfaced including a claim by a 20-year-old woman who stated that “he ordered her to lift up her shirt and expose her breasts.”

The warrant concludes that Rodriguez’s actions were “not done in accord with police protocol, and served no legitimate police purposes. Rather, his conduct demonstrated that his touching of these young women was done with a lewd and lascivious intent.”

Miami-Dade Police issued a statement Friday saying he had been relieved of duty days after the alleged incident on another matter. Police did not elaborate. Rodriguez allegedly told his sergeant that he wanted to go to Canada.

Miami-Dade Police say that anyone else who may have been a victim of Officer Rodriguez should contact the department as soon as possible.

“At this particular time, we want to reach out to the public and we want to request that if there is anyone that has come in contact with Juan Carlos Rodriguez at any point in time to give us a call, to give our Special Victims Bureau a call,” detective Bobby Williams with the MDPD said.

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  1. Luis Bonilla says:

    ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE ABUSE OF POWER FROM THE ONE’S WHO ARE PAID TO PROTECT US.

    1. jacqueline quesada says:

      he didnt do anything i know he didnt .. stay strong juani

      1. JOHNNY LAW says:

        THE CHECKS IN THE MAIL —————————–

  2. jojo says:

    luis, its funny when an officer is accused of a crime we assume he is quilty and he did do the crime he is accused of committing. Ever hear of innocent until proven guilty or that doesnt pertain to law enforcement.

    1. zenboozer says:

      u think its funny that a jerk like this use his power as a police to abuse women i wonder how funny it would be to you if it was your wife or daughter use what ever brains you have and follow the case lets see how many more women come forward think the cops are just as dumb as the criminals am sure police good police check every detail and every lead before the arrest their own

    2. JOHNNY LAW says:

      YOUR SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY JOJO…. READ ON….GO FARTHER DOWN DOWN DOWN…………

  3. aboot says:

    hes guilty.whats the reason to make the driver pull behind a building;and why calll each girl to the back of the car separately without a 2nd officer ;if there was a 2nd officer maybe he would not have anything to worry about;in this case guilty til proven innocent

    1. JOHNNY LAW says:

      GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT…THAT’S THE WAY MOST CITIZENS ARE TREATED. AND THIS IS JUST THE UNJUST STATE FOR THAT ! GROUND ZERO FOR CORRUPTION …….CHECK THE STATS .. CHECK THE FACTS…..

  4. carmen says:

    JoJo, its funny that when a officer is found guilty, they receive a much lighter sentence than the average Joe. It’s also funny how the officer has been trying to get off, but molesting young girls. Let me play with ur daughter or sister. then bring up the innocent before guilty B.S.!

  5. Money says:

    The truth is 99.9% of cops are law abiding good people . But unfortunately and although there’s a rigourus process to become an officer , it’s not 100% proof. There’s bad apples in everything , priest , pastors , doctors , lawyers …. This guy should go straight to prison and should be beaten by the officers , he has embarrassed by his actions , wearing the badge!!

    1. JOHNNY LAW says:

      FIGURES….WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIGURES ? SEEMS YOU DON’T GET ALL THE NEWS………THAT FIGURES……HEAD IN THE SAND ! REPLY BACK AND I WILL PUT THE LINKS OUT FOR ALL OF YOU WHO STATE THAT ……………..

    2. carol says:

      dont even try, Money…when people have their minds made up, nothing, not even logic and facts will change it.

      If he did it, i hope he gets what he deserves, and his life is ruiined….if he didnt, his life is ruined anyway.

  6. Jacob Steinberg says:

    Mike,

    Were you fondled? It’s okay. No need for anger and racism, just come forward and you’ll get the help you need! I’m sorry this happened to you. =)

  7. Jimbo99 says:

    The arrest warrant indicated officer had them go behind the CVS, but I’m thinking another possibility, the 19 year old with the underage teens might’ve suggested that, baiting the officer ? Still wouldn’t make it right either way, but the latter might be perceived as a reversal of what police set up as prostitution stings ? I mean, obviously the 19 year old & underage teens didn’t set up a sting, but once pulled over for whatever a routine traffic stop was about here, I wouldn’t put it past today’s youth to attempt to bait the officer to get out of a ticket or whatever ?

    1. JOHNNY LAW says:

      YOU STATED YOU WERE THINKING…….DOESN’T SEEM THAT WAY …….OFFICER

  8. PHIL GAINES FORKLIFT says:

    Probable Cause NOT probably cause…

  9. bill says:

    Yes it seems like this guy is a total douchbag, but not cause he’s a cuban. There are different types of cubans : 2nd, 3rd generation cuban-americans , and then you have these idiots, products of fidel castro and his regime.

  10. Chet says:

    THERE’S NOT ONE COP IN THIS TOWN I WOULD TRUST – THEY ARE JUST CRIMINAL’S WITH BADGES !!!

    1. JOHNNY LAW says:

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN ! OH, WE ALL SEE WHAT YOU MEAN NOW !

    2. Elwood says:

      Badges!? We don’t need no stinking badges!

  11. Maria says:

    You have bad cops in EVERY city but the standards in some areas of Miami are 3rd world standards.

    Some police here still act like back in Cuba or Latin America and are drooling perverts or crooks . Some are an asset to USA and real pros to be respected but the low standards here cause many good police to go further north in the state and leave Miami.

    I find Doral and Coral gables to have high standards and Hialeah the lowest

    1. dc123 says:

      just wondering what you define as “high standards”…. how do you know Doral and Coral Gables have higher standards than Hialeah?

  12. Maria says:

    bill

    Yes it seems like this guy is a total douchbag, but not cause he’s a cuban. There are different types of cubans : 2nd, 3rd generation cuban-americans , and then you have these idiots, products of fidel castro and his regime.

    —————–
    You have a lot of great Cuban cops here like EVERY other group. However I would not say the same about MOST Cuban politicians here ESP city commissioners.
    Organized crime is what many Cubans like myself call them. Miami Cuban “Cosa Nostra”

  13. michael wind says:

    give all police lie detector tests on a regular basis there will be very little crime

  14. dc321 says:

    Maybe most people see this as the opportunity to say all cops are dirty. I see the opposite….there must be good officers otherwise we never would have heard of this… he’d still be a cop. Behind this arrest there are officers that were so disgusted by this guys actions, that they arrested him even if it meant an embarrasment to their department.

  15. Thor says:

    So, you’d rather be felt up by an Anglo cop??

    1. Chuck says:

      first of all, anglos commit far less crimes than hispanics and especially blacks – so there is a better chance that it wouldn’t happen in the first place.

      second: if i absolutely had to choose – i would rather have me or my daughters felt up by an anglo than a hispanic or black. at least the anglos aren’t as ‘greasy’ and are less likely to have an STD. i’m sure my daughters would agree if forced to choose.

  16. Clint says:

    When the TSA does the same thing, it’s completely legal.

  17. mimi says:

    Why does every one assume he is Cuban because of the name well do let me tell you all thre are other nationalities like for example colombians, hondurans nicaragua venezuela, and so forth CUBANS are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. mimi says:

    Good for him he got some young skin hahahahahaha

  19. kevin says:

    scored a 92 on the fdle exam but they didn’t hire me.. I guess it’s because my name didn’t have an EZ

  20. Sharif says:

    another cop abusing his power not suprising the article suggests that there were earlier incidents so this officer had a real problem he should have been suspended and kept of the streets pending the investigation and it appears that he’s guilty if he was talking to his sargent about going to canada MIAMI COPS ARE ROTTEN TO THE CORE.

  21. Joel says:

    SORRY, IT SOUNDS LIKE A BS TO ME.

  22. Chucky says:

    …off topic:

    Johnny Law is the man!

    But why all caps’?!

  23. Michael Wind says:

    unbelievable

  24. Peter j says:

    Too many people have come forward. When that happens, theire is a chance he didi it.

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