PD: Tattoos link North Phoenix rapist to minor teen victim

Posted: 1:00 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 20:00:59Z

A man was arrested after tattoos linked him to the rape of a minor teen boy. 

Phoenix police report that Thursday morning, they arrested 43-year-old Joshua Lee Irino on multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor. 

Police say the boy, who is under 15 years old, would sneak out of his home through a bedroom window and meet Irino at hotels and his home. 

Police reportedly found videos on the victim’s iPod that showed a nude man. 

Multiple tattoos on the wrist and the thigh of the man in the video allegedly matched Irino.

Upon his arrest, Irino denied knowing the victim. Police say DNA results are pending.

At his Initial Appearance in court, it was revealed that Irino and the victim met on an online dating site. 

Irino's next court hearing is October 4th.

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