A 30 year old Key West man was arrested Thursday, charged with fondling a young girl.
The girl told a friend who convinced her to report it to school authorities. School authorities in turn report the information to the Sheriff’s Office.
Major Crimes Detective Geni Hernandez was assigned to investigate. After an extensive investigation, she obtained a warrant for the arrest of Benito Lopez Gonzalez who is accused of fondling the girl against her will. He was charged with three counts of lewd behavior on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16. He was booked into jail.