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Burlington man allegedly sodomized a child under the age of 12

Detectives from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Vicente J. Velazquez and charged him with one count of sodomy for a victim under the age of 12.
Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 15:12:25-04

BURLINGTON, Ky. — A Burlington man is in custody after allegedly sodomizing a child under the age of 12.

Detectives from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Vicente J. Velazquez and charged him with one count of sodomy for a victim under the age of 12.

According to a release from Boone County, a family member confronted Velazquez after finding him with a young child on his lap on July 1. Officials said Velazquez later told another family member that he had sodomized the child. Velazquez admitted to exposing himself to the child to authorities but said he did not sodomize the child because it was a “bad idea.”

Authorities said the victim corroborated the sodomy allegation to detectives when questioned.

Velazquez was arrested and is currently being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

Detectives believe this was an isolated incident and said there is no information at this time regarding other possible victims.