(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLA) — A man was arrested for lewd conduct after allegedly asking an 11-year old girl if “she likes older men” at a Miami Home Depot Store.
Jorge Alberto Reyes-Jimenez, 52, was arrested Sunday on one count of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child, according to a police report.
The victim was sitting down inside the Home Depot at 3030 Southwest 8th Street waiting for her parents to finish shopping, when Reyes-Jimenez approached and sat in front of her, the report read.
He allegedly asked her if she “liked older men,” and told her to spread her legs, claiming that no one would notice.
The girl made eye contact with an employee and signaled for help, who immediately contacted an off-duty officer.
Reyes-Jimenez was taken into custody by deputies, and when questioned, he claimed he “was on the phone listening to recordings and talking to himself,” saying he remembered asking the victim if she was alone.
He denied asking the girl to perform a lewd act, telling police he “said something of that nature but it wasn’t directed at her”, the report said.
Reyes-Jimenez was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He is being held on a $7,500 bond.