A Florida man is facing charges that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl, but he says that it’s her fault.
The Palm Beach Post reported that the girl told detectives that Andres Bartolome Juan grabbed her in her apartment’s laundry room on Jan. 31.
According to the police report, Juan shook the girl by both arms, and then he assaulted her twice.
The girl’s mother found her bicycle unattended and called out for her, interrupting the alleged attack. The mother said that her daughter ran out of the laundry room “with a panicked look on her face.”
The mother found Juan in the laundry room trying to escape through a back window, the police report said. The mother told detectives that Juan’s belt was unbuckled, and his pants were open.
The girl later told her mother that she had been touched inappropriately, but “was too scared to talk about the details.”
Detectives were able to identify Juan because he had once lived in the apartments. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault against a victim 12 years old or younger.
“I touched the little girl,” he reportedly admitted to detectives during an interview.
“It’s [the girl’s] fault this happened,” the suspect added while deputies were taking a DNA sample.
Juan was being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.