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Fort Myers Man Behind Bars for Capital Sexual Battery
Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Fort Myers man is under arrest for crimes committed against a young girl that lasted over the course of three years.

Elpidio Gaspar (DOB 7-14-89) of 419 Baltimore Avenue, Fort Myers is charged with Capital Sexual Battery on a person under the age of 12, Lewd and Lascivious Battery, and Possession and Production of Child Pornography.

After hearing of the incidents on Monday, August 18, 2014, the father of the victim confronted Gaspar about the encounters and a dispute ensued. Gaspar tried flee the scene, but the father was able to keep him detained until deputies arrived. Due to the nature of the incident, the investigation was taken over by the Major Crimes Special Victims Unit.

Investigation revealed the sexual abuse started three years ago. Gaspar had sexual intercourse several times with the young victim and would text the victim about their sexual encounters. Gaspar then asked the victims sibling to start taping their sexual encounters.

Based on information obtained from the victim, a search warrant was secured for Gaspar’s residence. During the search, a cell phone with three sexually explicit videos was located and taken into evidence. The victim and Gaspar were recognizable in the videos by their clothing and physical appearance.

Gaspar’s booking photo is attached to this press release.

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