Man arrested for preying on girls walking home from school
November 15, 2018 06:06 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Police arrested Leopoldo Jaquez Wednesday after receiving complaints that he was preying on young girls who were walking home from school.
“According to the complaint, a young girl was walking on Candelaria near 12th when Jaquez starting calling out to her,” said Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik.
Jaquez allegedly told the girl that he would buy her anything she wanted if she went with him.
Before anything bad happened, a man passing by, stepped in to help. After an altercation, the man who stopped to help, and a few other men, were able to hold Jaquez until police arrived.
That man told police Jaquez confronted three other girls in that same area.
According to court documents, Jaquez is also accused of following another girl almost all the way home.
Drobik said this is an example of why students need to be extremely vigilant and report any suspicious incident or person.
“If it didn’t get reported, it didn’t happen,” Drobik said. “Someone that gets approached or has some sort of weird sense that someone is stalking them or driving by them and it just doesn’t seem right, absolutely give us a call.”
According to documents, Jaquez apologized to police and said he was drunk.
However, he’s still facing a number of charges, including assault and disorderly conduct.
Updated: November 15, 2018 06:06 PM
Created: November 15, 2018 03:49 PM
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