Man accused of giving minor a tattoo, molesting her


Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.

A 40-year-old man was arrested by police this week after a 15-year-old girl told them he gave her a tattoo and drugs and fondled her at a friend's apartment on Veterans Day.

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Efrain “Lilo” Rodriguez

Efrain “Lilo” Rodriguez was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department this week on charges of tattooing a minor, possession of a prescription drug without a prescription and lewd and lascivious behavior with someone between the ages of 12 and 16.

The victim told investigators that she told Rodriguez before he started how old she was and he proceeded with the tattoo anyway. According to police spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri, when the girl told Rodriguez that the process was hurting her, he gave her half an anti-anxiety pill.

Investigators said Rodriguez later admitted to giving the teen a tattoo just below her left breast and giving her half a pill of a synthetic form of Zoloft. However, Rodriguez denies fondling the teen.

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