Man accused of photographing child’s bottom
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE-VAIL ” A 25-year-old man who reportedly took a picture of a 5-year-old’s naked bottom was released from jail Tuesday, authorities said.
Jacob Salvador Fresquez, 25, of Eagle-Vail, is accused of taking a picture of the child’s bottom with his cell phone as the mother watched “from a distance” outside River View Apartments, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.
Fresquez was holding his 3-year-old son with one hand as the 5-year-old’s mother saw Fresquez taking the picture with his other hand using a cell phone, police said.
Sheriff’s deputies have not found the picture, she said.
“We believe that he may have pulled the child’s pants down,” Cordingly said.
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The mother did not see Fresquez pull down the child’s pants, she said.
Fresquez is a maintenance worker for public works, town spokeswoman Suzanne Silverthorn said.
“His employment status remains unchanged,” Silverthorn wrote in an e-mail. “However, we’ll be monitoring the case as it moves through the court system to determine if any personnel actions on our part will be needed.”
Several children were playing in the area, but the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t think Fresquez took their pictures, Cordingly said.
Fresquez was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact Monday night.
He posted a $1,000 bond and was released from Eagle County jail, Cordingly said.
Fresquez did not respond to a message left with his father Tuesday afternoon.
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