Sarasota Man Arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Battery & Child Abuse/Impregnation of a Child

SARASOTA, Fla. -- November 3, 2016 -- 2 p.m.

Diego Vasquez-Vasquez, 26, of Sarasota, has been charged with lewd and lascivious battery and child abuse/impregnation of a child under 16.  The victim is a 13-year-old female.  The crime occurred in July 2016 and Vasquez-Vasquez was arrested Wednesday evening.  The relationship between the victim and Vasquez-Vasquez is unknown at this time.

The victim told Sarasota Police Detectives she had been in the United States from Guatemala for approximately one year.  She tried to go to school when she moved but didn’t like it so she did not return.  The victim told Detectives she and Vasquez-Vasquez were boyfriend/girlfriend and were in love.  The victim is currently pregnant.

This case is still under investigation and is ongoing.  Vasquez-Vasquez is in custody at the Sarasota County Jail and being held on a $9,000 bond.