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MCSO: Sex assault suspect targeted women with kids on dating apps

Epifanio Adolfo Jimenez, who glided by “Harley” on his Zoosk profile, is in custody on a cost of aggravated sexual assault of a kid.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — A Willis man charged with sexually assaulting a toddler has been arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. They consider he might have been looking for extra victims by contacting women with kids on dating apps. 

Epifanio Adolfo Jimenez stays in custody on a cost of aggravated sexual assault of a kid, in keeping with MCSO.

Investigators say Jimenez, who glided by “Harley,” on his Zoosk dating app profile, requested to spend time with mothers and their kids. 

Jimenez was arrested following an investigation after a juvenile not too long ago instructed her mother that Jimenez sexually assaulted her years in the past. 

Investigators are involved that she’s not the one alleged sufferer.

“Based on some of the evidence, through digital evidence, we believe that there could be other victims out there that Mr. Jimenez may have hurt,” MCSO Lt. Scott Spencer mentioned.

They need to hear from any women who might have met Jimenez or allowed him to have contact with their kids — particularly if he hung out alone with them.

They are urging these women to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800. The case quantity is 22A067965.

Lt. Spencer mentioned Jimenez was on probation out of Galveston County for on-line solicitation of a minor.

He had some suggestions for individuals who date on-line.

“I would say that, regardless if it’s bringing them around their children or themselves, they need to be very cognizant of the person that they’re talking to,” Lt. Spencer suggested. “If there’s a gut feeling that something’s wrong, it’s probably wrong.”

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“Obviously with COVID and the restrictions that have been there, a lot of people have resorted to online dating and messaging so it’s important to be very, very careful,” Lt. Spencer mentioned.

While Zoosk’s web site says anybody with a conviction for a criminal offense “characterized as a sexual offense” is not eligible, in addition they say they don’t seem to be accountable if a prison makes use of the app.

“Zoosk is not responsible for the conduct of its users or their compatibility with you. You agree that Zoosk is under no obligation to screen its users, inquire into the background of its users or attempt to verify information provided by its users.”

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