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Daughter accuses father of molesting

November 4, 2017 GMT

A local man has been accused of sexually abusing his daughter, starting when she had just turned 11.

The girl had lived with her father since she was 4 years old, according to court documents. The abuse took place from July 2015 to October 2016 when the girl confided in her aunt.

Saying she was home alone and scared, the girl had called her aunt and relatives to come pick her up. In reality, her father had called her and told her he was coming home and expected to perform a sex act on her, court records said.

When the aunt drove near the girl’s home, she saw the girl running down the street, so she stopped there to pick her up.

“Go!,” the girl yelled at her aunt. “He’s going to get me!” She then pulled into a parking lot and asked the girl what was wrong, court records said.

Before that, the girl had told her stepmother about the abuse and her stepmother called the police, documents said. The girl said that her father told her to lie when the police came and to say he didn’t do anything. To get her to lie about it, he threatened to send her to Michigan and put her into foster care after he beat her.

The father denied all the charges and made excuses for why they could not be true, court records said.

He was charged Friday with two counts of child molesting and one count of incest. He faces a bond of $45,000, and there is a warrant for his arrest.

The Journal Gazette is not naming the man in order to conceal the identity of his victim. The newspaper does not name victims of sex offenses without their permission.

Drugs, guns found in home on Wells

A city police investigation led to a raid on a Wells Street home Thursday night.

About 6 p.m., officers from the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit along with the Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at 2522 Wells St., where they found a strong odor of marijuana coming from the house, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

No one was home at the time.

Inside, officers found three stolen guns : a .357-caliber revolver, a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and an AR-15 .223. Two other guns found at the home were a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.

Illegal drugs included six pounds of high-grade marijuana, according to Capt. Kevin Hunter of the Vice and Narcotics Unit, and four 16-ounce bottles of Promethazine, a prescription drug often consumed with 7-Up known as “Purple Drank.”

Molesting charges for man in Mexico

A former Fort Wayne man who now lives in Mexico was charged Thursday with two felony counts of child molesting after a female relative who lives in Fort Wayne accused him of molesting her since 2008.

According to court documents, Carlos Vazquez Aguilera, 35, of Urangato, Mexico, is accused of molesting the girl when she was 5 years old in 2008, taking advantage of her when her mother was not home, court documents said. More incidents occurred in 2011, the girl said.

In 2015, court records said, the girl was sent to Mexico to visit the perpetrator and he engaged in similar behavior, the girl said.

Her family was planning to send her to Mexico to visit him this summer when she told four friends at school. A middle school counselor alerted the Department of Child Services, court records said.

There is a warrant for Aguilera’s arrest.

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