FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 2, 2011
Crimestoppers tip leads to
man arrested for child molestation and sexual battery
Kenner - On September 17, 2010, the Kenner
Police Department received a Crimestopper tip; reporting the
sexual molestation of a child victim 7 years old.
As the result of the Crimestopper
tip; the Kenner Police Department initiated an investigation;
and met with the victim who disclosed multiple incidents of
sexual battery and molestation.
March 1, 2011, Daniel Paz, 26, who provided the home address of 117 Maryland Street,
in Metairie, was interviewed by Kenner Police Detective Joseph
McRae concerning the Crimestopper tip, disclosure from the
victim, and subsequent interviews with the child victim at the
Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center,
and Children’s Hospital.
During the interview; Paz admitted to three separate
incidents of sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile in
which he inserted his hand into the pants of the 7 year old
female victim and penetrated her with his finger.
During the interview, Paz claimed the 7-year-old victim
was the aggressor.
Paz was arrested and charged with the crimes of sexual
battery (3 counts) and molestation of a juvenile (3-counts).
Paz remains in the custody of the Jefferson Parish Correctional
Center; pending a
magistrate hearing for bond.
Paz was acquainted with the victim family at the time of
incident and would watch the child victim and siblings when the
mother was not at home.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.