Port Orange man arrested for having sex with teen, police say
Man charged with lewd, lascivious battery on a juvenile
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Port Orange police have arrested a 47-year-old man after they say he had sex with 14-year-old.
Lisinio Torres Jr., 47, was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a juvenile Thursday after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
On July 23, the morning of the girl's birthday, police reports say she sent text messages Torres to follow up on plans she had made with his sons. He replied to say that he was in the area and would pick her up.
The girl told police that when they arrived at Torres' residence, his sons were still asleep, so she went into the master bedroom to watch television. That's when she said Torres entered the room and began to have sex with her.
The victim reported the incident to her local pastor, who notified police. In initial interviews with police, Torres denied both having picked the girl up and having sex with her.
After getting a search warrant for Torres' phone records, police discovered text messages between him and the girl. Some of his messages were explicitly sexual, and others discussed plans to create a cover story. He also told her to delete the texts and said he could go to jail.
In a subsequent police interview with Torres, he admitted to having sex with the girl, but said that she was the instigator and had seduced him.
Torres is now in the Volusia County Branch Jail where his bond is set at $10,000.
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