(March 11, 2019)- On November 7, 2018 a School Resource Officer was informed of a past child sexual encounter involving a victim that was between the ages of 12-16 and the suspect was Alfredo Escalera (W/M, DOB: 10/15/1994, 924 NE 4th PL).
The principal and a school guidance counselor told the SRO that the student discussed the incident with friends which led the adults to finding out. The juvenile contacted Escalera via Snapchat to purchase "vape pods" and "vape juice". During the transaction, Escalera committed a sex act on the victim.
Detective Nicholas Jones from the Major Crimes Unit was assigned the case and immediately began his investigation. It was found that the victim knew Escalera for approximately one month. All contact the victim had with Escalera was initially done via Snapchat.
On March 8, 2019, Escalera came to that Cape Coral Police Department and based upon all evidence probable cause existed for his arrest.
Escalera was charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior (Victim 12-16 years old).
Escalera was later transferred to Lee County Jail.
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