COCOA, Fla. – A man who had been taking pictures of a 12-year-old girl and lurking outside her home in hopes of speaking to her has been arrested on a stalking charge, according to the Cocoa Police Department.
Police said they received a call Friday from the victim’s father, who had just been pepper sprayed by the suspect, 28-year-old Angel Vazquez-Cotto.
During the investigation, police said they learned that Vazquez-Cotto had taken pictures of the 12-year-old child and would frequently wait outside her home and attempt to start conversations with her.
The girl said she was afraid of Angel Vazquez-Cotto because he had been harassing her for several months, according to authorities.
Police said they searched Vazquez-Cotto’s social media and found that he made references to sexual activity with the child.
He was arrested on a charge of aggravated stalking.