MCSO: Home security video leads to arrest of alleged New River child molester

MCSO: Home security video leads to arrest of alleged New River child molester
Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 15:04:16-05

A home security video led to the arrest of a man who allegedly molested a girl under 15-years-old. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 31 they arrested 24-year-old Roberto Jose Alejandro. 

Alejandro was wanted for molesting a young teenaged girl at her home in New River in May. Alejandro, a family friend, was seen in security video with the girl on the balcony of the home. Deputies say they were both seen in the video pulling up their pants. 

On another occasion, they are seen climbing down from the balcony.

When confronted by family members, they allegedly admitted to sneaking away to smoke marijuana. 

However, the girl also reportedly disclosed that they had sex on the balcony and other locations in the home.

Deputies say, Alejandro, who has known the girl for several years, went missing until he was located on October 31.

Upon his arrest, Alejandro allegedly admitted to giving the girl crushed Xanax to ingest and then molesting her. 

He has been charged with several crimes including sexual conduct with a minor and child molestation.

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