Cape Coral man found guilty in 2019 case involving sexual molestation of a child

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Benjamin Perez Rodriguez
Benjamin Perez Rodriguez

A Cape Coral man has been found guilty in a case involving the sexual molestation of a child.

On Thursday, following a three-day trial, a jury found Benjamin Perez Rodriguez, 64, guilty on charges of sexual battery of a child younger than 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation.

After a child told a parent about being sexually abused by the defendant in 2019, the parent contacted Cape Coral police and an investigation began.

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The investigation led to Rodriguez' identification.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted, apprehending and transporting the defendant to Florida from Puerto Rico.

Rodriguez will be sentenced June 20.

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This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Benjamin Rodriguez was found guilty by a jury after a three-day trial

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