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Devereaux Group Home Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Residents
Former Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health employee Rodrigo Omar Flores has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three girls who were patients at one of Devereaux’s group homes in Phoenix.
Flores is accused of molesting, kissing, groping, and threatening three girls between ages 13 and 15. He was arrested at his home on May 7 and has been charged with child molestation, sexual abuse, assault, and aggravated assault on a minor.
According to court documents, the first victim was 14 years old and came forward concerning alleged abuse by Flores in March. The girl told investigators that Flores kissed her, groped her, and pressed against her at least four different times in her room and the home’s laundry room. The girl told her teacher assistant and Flores was placed on leave shortly after, before being fired.
The second two girls disclosed alleged abuse during an investigation that followed the first allegations. The 13- and 15-year-old girls told investigators of similar alleged incidents at the group home.
Flores reportedly admitted to kissing the 13- and 14-year olds who came forward. He is being held on a $200,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22.