Man accused of offering to pay teen for sex

Suspect knew victim for 7 years

Alejandro Vargas
Alejandro Vargas

PALM BAY, Fla. – A Brevard County man is accused of repeatedly asking his 15-year-old neighbor to have sex with him, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

Alejandro Vargas, 27, texted the boy, who he's known for seven years, and offered him money in exchange for oral sex, officials said. Detectives posed as the victim and arranged a meeting, according to a news release.

Vargas is charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, attempted lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was booked into the Brevard County Jail at 2:43 a.m. Monday. He's being held on a $65,500 bond. 

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