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When a preteen informed the authorities that she had been sexually assaulted by a man that repeatedly followed her home from her school bus stop they apprehended the suspect by using her to help catch him in the act.

A 12-year-old girl from Largo who takes the bus to a stop near her residence each afternoon recently reported that an older and man had been present and seemingly waiting for her every day for over a month. The girl alleged that the man, with whom she was not acquainted, would then follow her between the stop and her home while reportedly pestered her during the trek.

On Thursday, when the girl reached her stop and disembarked the bus, the stranger was reportedly waiting once again to trail her without invitation. Before she made it to her home the girl reported that the suspect grabbed ahold of her, grabbed her bust, and tried to plant a kiss on her.

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46-year-old Juan Manuel Rodriguez is employed as an Orange County probation officer. While on assignment with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Apprehension Team he has been suspected of taking money from the residents of the homes where he assisted in serving search warrants.

On August 8 Rodriguez visited a residence in Santa Ana in order to serve a search warrant. The person being served was distracted during the period that Rodriguez was inspecting their identification card, and they claimed that $150 had gone missing from their wallet. The victim alerted one of the sheriff’s deputies on site immediately after noticing the money was gone.

According to prosecutors, sheriff’s officials made the decision to organize a sting operation two days after the incident was reported in an attempt to apprehend the offender. A vehicle was rigged with a hidden surveillance camera and $1,200 was planted inside.