Man accused of having sex with 11-year-old lived in apartment with 4 young children
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (CBS12) —
A church is a place most people feel safe and protected.
But for one local girl, it's where she said she was targeted by a stranger now accused of raping her for three years.
It's a case that would make any parent sick to their stomach.
According to court documents, 34-year-old Amilcar Morales Aguilar recorded himself raping the girl when she was only 11 years old.
CBS12 News learned the suspect lived in the same apartment where four young children live.
A mother of four showed CBS12 News Aguilar’s locked room.
The mother, who did not want to show her face on camera, said Aguilar is their roommate.
He usually goes to work and locks himself in his room.
The woman said she never leaves her three young girls and boy alone at home with Aguilar, and is thankful she never did.
She said you never know who someone really is.
Deputies arrested Aguilar a few days ago after the now 14-year-old girl came forward, saying Aguilar raped her multiple times since she was 11 years old.
The arrest report states the girl met Aguilar at a church in 2014. She said he later contacted her and asked her to hang out.
Once in his apartment, investigators said he forced her to have sex, and investigators said it didn't stop there.
The report states a week later, Aguilar coerced the girl to continue to have sex with him.
Investigators said he threatened to show her mother a video he recorded of them having sex, and the girl stated she felt her only option was to have sex with him.
She claims it happened several times during a three year period, despite her not wanting to.
For this mother, she said it's disturbing to know the man living under the same roof as her kids is now facing sexual battery charges.
Aguilar remains locked up without bond and is scheduled to appear in court at the end of the month.