A church van driver has been accused of sexually abusing a girl at Juliana Circle West in Annapolis.
Annapolis Church Van Driver Charged with Sexual Abuse
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A church van driver in Annapolis has been arrested on 19 sex crimes charges for allegedly sexually abusing a girl who he met through his position multiple times.
Annapolis police were contacted on January 5 by a 13-year-old girl and her family, who told police that the girl had been sexually assaulted on Juliana Circle West in Annapolis.
The suspect, 44-year-old Jose Argueta, is accused of sexually abusing the girl four times since mid-December. He was arrested on January 9 and is being held without bond.
According to the police, Argueta met the girl while driving the church transportation van. He then began texted her and arranged meetups, when he sexually assaulted her. Police also say they found pornographic images of the girl on his phone.
The authorities have not identified the name of the church, but police have reached out to the organization so that parishioners could be notified of these allegations.
The Annapolis Police Department has encouraged anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Pyles at 410-260-3439.