A Big Coppitt Key man wanted for lewd acts on a 13 year old girl was arrested on an outstanding warrant overnight.
The incident took place on October 19th at a residence on Big Coppitt Key. The victim told detectives 66 year old Alfredo Cardenas Rodriguez grabbed her and stuck his tongue in her ear. Before she could break away from him, he kissed her on the lips and tried to put his tongue in her mouth.
Cardenas Rodriguez is a friend of the victim’s family and was at her home helping to cook dinner at the time.
She broke away and ran next door to a friend’s house. She told her mother about the incident and they reported it to the Sheriff’s Office.
Detective Manny Cuervo was assigned to investigate the case. He obtained a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. Cardenas Rodriguez was picked up by Key West Police who brought him in to the Stock Island Detention Center where he was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. He is currently in jail.