Police say 68-year-old Benjamin Abril faces 25 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

Police say 68-year-old Benjamin Abril faces 25 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A Glendale man in his late 60s is accused of multiple sex crimes with a girl in her early teens.

Police say 68-year-old Benjamin Abril faces 25 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, as well as five counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of furnishing obscene materials to a minor.

Back in 2017, a Litchfield Park mom called the police to report that her then-13-year-old daughter was receiving sexually explicit texts from Abril.

Her daughter also said that Abril had touched her inappropriately and made her perform sex acts.

The teen said that similar incidents happened 15 times at various locations, including his car, her home, and a neighbor's apartment.

Abril also reportedly took video and photos of some of the alleged sex acts.

According to the police report, Abril told the victim he liked being with her because "she was a little teenager."

Abril is due in court on May 21.

 


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Wazoolie

Sicko, cut it off.

nutsplash

Nuther Mexican, good grief

looklikesneakers

Heck yes, brother. We're in Arizona. Valley of the Mexican-Americans. How can I embrace what it means to live this desert lifestyle, without having love and appreciation for my brothers and sisters south of the border? I can't. So I love them all. As most true Arizonans do. You must be a transplant from another state. I'm so grateful to live in this beautiful state with all of its beautiful residents! Even the bitter old whiteys like you. Muah! :*

nuusmaan

Wow! Really- you didn't know there was more than one person with a Hispanic-sounding name? Welcome to America! Some are bad, just like some people everywhere. Are you woke?

Agustus Gloop

Hey nutsplash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thantastic Thursday to you and your loved ones. I'd like to take you out for a Mexican food dinner, my treat. Just post your real name, address and phone number and we'll set it up.

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