Cop Arrested For Molesting Teens Takes Plea

MIAMI – (CBS4) -A former Miami-Dade Police officer who had been accused of fondling two teenage girls as he conducted a routine traffic stop struck a deal with prosecutors that will keep him away from jail in exchange for a guilty plea.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 24, will serve five years’ probation with the possibility to terminate the probation after three years, if he completes the program successfully. Rodriguez also pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse/no great harm – a lesser charge than the one he was originally charged with: two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between the ages of 12 and 16.

Under the terms of the plea, Rodriguez will also be required to attend a sexual offender treatment program, complete 100 hours of community service. Rodriguez will also be prohibited from serving as a law enforcement officer or work in the security profession.

The alleged incidents occurred on the night of January 11th at 10:30 p.m. behind a CVS Pharmacy near Southwest 88th Street and 157th Avenue.

Sexual battery detectives who investigated Rodriguez’ case concluded in the arrest warrant that Rodriguez “had assaulted a number of other young women in a similar manner.”

“His `searches’ of these young women were not done in accord with police protocol, and served no legitimate police purposes,” Ricardo Landrian, a Miami-Dade police detective, wrote in the warrant.

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  • Hoof Arted

    More crooked cops protecting their own. Shameless mofos! If this were a civilian, he’d spend his life in jail.

  • don't touch me

    Another clown that the taxpayers had to pay a salary for to molest people…that’s fabulous!! We have a bunch of clowns as police, the number one clowns probably are the miami-dead school police, they are not real polce, but they think so. Well at least he can’t molest anymore people except his boyfriend. Why does the SAO plea bargain with these fools, send this clown to prison…JESUS!!!

  • Jim

    Look on the bright side…no need to go to Mexico anymore when you can be molested by a Mexican working as a Police Officer right here in the good old USA. AMNESTY, free education, child-care, food stamps, mortgages and UNION Gov Jobs for all Mexican speaking Criminals, providing they Vote for Obama.

  • Brandon

    He should have went to work for the TSA where he could fondle as many children as he pleases.

  • IP

    Unbelievable that things like this happen!

  • IP

    Miami dade police officer fondles two, 12 year old girls and gets 5 year probation!
    Man fondles chihuahua and gets 1 year in jail.
    Oh yeah that makes a lot of sense!

  • shooty

    wow, another one gets away free…. will he have to register as a sex offender or will he be cleared after his probation?

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