[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 01/13/21]
GROVELAND, Florida — A man who asked a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent if he could “just call his mother and return to Guatemala,” and told him sexual activity with younger females is legal in his country, according to an arrest affidavit, is behind bars and facing one count of possession of child pornography.
Acting on tips about two Facebook profiles from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an FDLE agent went to a home on Rock Springs Circle in Groveland Tuesday to speak with Lorenzo Domingo-Aguilar.
Domingo-Aguilar, 26, admitted to the agent he had shared pornographic videos, but did not remember if there were juveniles in them and said he had not saved any of the files in his phone. Domingo-Aguilar allowed the agent to search his phone and the agent “immediately” found a file depicting a girl, approximately 12 or 13 years old, in a sexually explicit manner, the affidavit states.
Domingo-Aguilar said he did not remember saving the file and the agent stopped looking through his phone until a search warrant could be obtained, according to the affidavit. Domingo-Aguilar was taken into custody and was transported to the Lake County Jail; the FDLE agent requested he be held on no bond due to a statement he made about leaving the country and the potential of additional charges, pending the outcome of the search warrant, according to the affidavit.
Despite the agent’s request, Domingo-Aguilar is being held on $5,000 bond.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]