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Gainesville man charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of victim under 12

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Javier Alfredo Barrios-Martinez, 25, was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 12, one count of lewd or lascivious conduct, and one count of showing obscene material to a minor.

The investigation began when the victim’s mother was moving furniture and found a drawing; the child quickly picked up the paper and crumpled it in her hand, but the girl’s mother eventually persuaded the child to show her the drawing. The child reportedly told her mother that Barrios-Martinez, who lived at the same residence as part of an extended family, had been touching her “chest” and genitals when he was home alone with the children. The mother took a copy of the drawing to the child’s school and spoke to the School Resource Officer.

Investigators reported that Barrios-Martinez had been injured in a car accident and was not working in January 2023, so he was home alone for several hours during the day with the children who lived at the apartment. Barrios-Martinez allegedly entered the girl’s bedroom, where she was usually alone and coloring, and touched her under her clothing. Barrios-Martinez allegedly told the girl he would hurt her if she told anyone.

Barrios-Martinez also allegedly showed the child pornographic videos and images that were on his cell phone; he allegedly gave the child candy and let her play games on his cell phone to keep her from telling anyone what he was doing to her.

Barrios-Martinez has no local criminal history; bail information is unavailable.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Put him and the other guy in the same cell together. I’m sure they’ll figure things out.

    On a side note, he’s living with his “extended” family. Wonder if local leadership should shoulder part of the blame because of the high taxes and rising utility rates?

  • This is just crazy. Everyday there is another person being charged with sex crimes against kids. Where do these people get their moral compass from? Since when is ok to scar a child for life? This is not some form of transformation into a sub culture lifestyle. People that do these types of crimes do not deserve to walk among us let alone walk the earth. There is a special corner in hell for these people.

    • There are more reports of this in Gainesville/Gangsville than other cities this size. Something is just wrong around here!

  • legally here? Or an illegal alien. Note, I do not approve of the current fashionable term “undocumented immigrant”

    • Agree with you 100%, it irks me no end when the media call them “immigrants.” Our ancestors were immigrants, these people are illegal aliens, criminals. Big difference.

  • Forget bringing him back and forth to court eight times, housing him for at least a year while he’s waiting to go to trial about it and living off everybody’s tax dollars. Forget prison,PUT 1 BETWEEN HIS EYES AND THAT BE THAT!

  • Send this pervert back to his country after he serves his time. I bet Brandon let him in.

  • No local history? 🧐🤔🤡👹🍦🍦🍦🍦

  • You can thank the Democrats for the new proliferation of sex crimes. Their thumbing their noses at conservative values and Christian teachings was just the beginning. Now they have embraced all kinds of wacky stuff, ranging from their adoration of the homosexual community and speaking up for transsexuals, to even going so far to encourage these sexual deviants to perform in front of children at libraries and other venues. The Democrat Party is the party that sexualizes children and leads to sick perverted men like this one.

  • Who was it that once said….”Mexico is not sending us their best”? Oh yeah, it was that bad orange man.
    Fools that voted for the senile idiot in the WH take a bow.

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