A 12 year old girl was sexually battered and molested by 22 year old Denis Garcia-Vasquez who had been coercing the young girl to send him nude photos of herself via text messages since December of 2016, when she was 11 years old.

Osceola detectives responded to a report of Lewd and Lascivious Acts towards a minor and also obtained information that Garcia-Vasquez sexually battered the victim and committed lewd and lascivious molestation on other occasions.

Garcia -Vasquez was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond. The charges are as follows; Sexual Battery on a Child, Lewd & Lascivious Molestation (3 counts), Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and Posses/Promote a Photo/Movie of a Sexual Performance of a Child (7 counts).

The Osceola Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information concerning the abuse and mistreatment of children to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407)348-2222 or the Florida Department of Children and Families Hotline for any suspected abuse, neglect or abandonment of a child at 800-962-2873.