Man accused of sexual battery of 8-year-old boy in Lake Worth

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 10:58:11-04

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A 23-year-old Lake Worth man is accused of sexual battery of an 8-year-old boy.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of the incident on March 19, 2017.

The 8-year-old victim told PBSO that he had sexual contact with an adult, Mario Gaspar-Jacinto.

When questioned, PBSO says Gaspar-Jacinto admitted committing sexual battery and gave investigators details of the incident.

Gaspar-Jacinto claimed this was the first time that this activity had occurred between himself and the victim.

Mario S. Gaspar-Jacinto was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a person less than 12 years of age.

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