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Man arrested after 12-year-old girl claimed he grabbed her buttocks inside of a store in Miami


A 40-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning, months after Miami police said he touched a 12-year-old girl’s buttocks inside of a 7-Eleven convenience store, located in the area of Northeast Second Ave and First Street.

According to the suspect’s arrest report, the victim claimed that a man, later identified by police as Ever Hernandez, of Miami Beach, bumped into her shoulder and apologized.

She said he then “touched her buttocks twice with his hand while she was making coffee and licked his lips in a sexual way, making her feel uncomfortable,” the arrest report stated.

Police said the incident was witnessed by another young girl who was the victim at the time.

Surveillance video showed Hernandez fleeing the area, authorities said.

Miami police said they located Hernandez Monday night outside his home.

Hernandez voluntarily went to the Miami police station, where he spoke with a detective.

Hernandez was arrested around 2 a.m. Tuesday on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child and lewd and and lascivious conduct on child.

Jail records show he is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in lieu of a $15,000.