On Wednesday June 20, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 70-year-old, Luis Eduardo Linares of Kissimmee, for 4 counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. According to the Osceola Sheriff’s Office Mr. Linares, who was a family friend, gained the trust of the victim (under 12 years old) and the family by purchasing various gifts for the victim throughout a year.
Mr. Linares used the opportunities, when he was alone with the victim, to molest the child on at least four separate occasions. The Osceola Sheriff’s Office believes that additional victims may exist.
Mr. Linares has been booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond.
Anyone with information regarding this case or any additional victims is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to a FELONY arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.