Lismore man charged in criminal sexual conduct caseWORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against 26-year-old Luis Abneil Batistra Rodriguez, also known as Felipe Jesus Soto-Perez or Hestor Roblero-Roblero, who is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a young girl.
WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against 26-year-old Luis Abneil Batistra Rodriguez, also known as Felipe Jesus Soto-Perez or Hestor Roblero-Roblero, who is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a young girl.
Rodriguez is charged with two counts of second-degree and one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carries a maximum combined sentence of 51 years incarceration and/or $78,000 in fines.
The complaint states a couple and their daughter contacted authorities and said they had just learned what Rodriguez had done to their daughter.
The woman said Rodriguez had forced her to have sex with him by hitting her and that he had bitten her tongue, leaving marks, during the last incident.
She said Rodriguez told her if she said anything he would just say it was her idea and he would seek revenge. She said he also suggested that she kill herself.
When the woman finally told her husband what Rodriguez had been doing to her, their young daughter came forward and said the man had also “done things” to her.
The woman told a detective Rodriguez had threatened to impregnate her daughter if she didn’t do what he wanted her to do.
The girl was interviewed at Child’s Voice, a forensic clinic for determining neglect and abuse in children.
The interview confirmed Rodriguez had acted inappropriately with the child on at least two occasions.
Rodriguez agreed to give a statement. He said he had been having an affair with the woman, denying any abuse. He also denied kissing or touching the daughter, but admitted he had held the child on top of him while he was unclothed.
Bond was set at $25,000, and an order granting a public defender was filed in Nobles County District Court. Rodriguez’s next court date is scheduled for March 30.