Benjamin Perez Rodriguez, 64, of Cape Coral, was found guilty of Sexual Battery, Child Less Than 12 Years of Age, and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. The jury returned the
guilty verdict following a three-day trial in Lee County.
In 2019, a child told a parent about being sexually abused by the defendant. Their parent contacted the Cape Coral Police Department and an investigation began. That investigation led to the
identification of Rodriguez and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this case with apprehending and transporting the defendant to Florida from Puerto Rico.
Assistant State Attorney Clark Cary prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20th.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office