Alachua man arrested on charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 16


ALACHUA, Fla. – Ricky Rodriguez, 48, of Alachua, was arrested yesterday and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between the ages of 12 and 16.

Rodriguez was originally charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, but he was only formally charged with one count. The alleged offense occurred in January of 2022. A sworn complaint was filed in July, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on August 30.

Rodriguez has been released on $250,000 bond.

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  • Released on $250k bond…but I’m SURE he’ll qualify for the Public Defender since they don’t check indigency claim information on the Request for Public Defender services filing affidavit

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