On Wednesday, September 5th the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report that 12-year-old child was possibly being sexually abused by a neighbor.

Sheriff Deputies spoke with the child who shared that 79 year old Juan Efrain Navarro had touched him in a lewd manner while on church property located at 3321 Morningside Drive in Kissimmee (Iglesia Cristiana Luz de Salvacion).

Deputies contacted Juan Navarro, who is a Deacon at the church and also maintains and lives on church property. Navarrao cooperated with the investigation and admitted to committing sexual battery and lewd acts on the 12-year-old victim beginning in May of 2018.

Navarro was arrested on 4 counts Capital Sexual Battery, 4 Counts of Lewd/Lascivious Molestation, and 6 Counts of Lewd/Lascivious Battery.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if anyone has any information concerning this case or any other concerning the abuse or mistreatment of a child to please call law enforcement immediately at (407) 348-2222 or the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.