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Suspect Arrested for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) - Child Exploitation Unit have charged Miguel Angel De Jesus Navarro, age 61, of the 12500 block of Great Park Circle in Germantown, with sexual solicitation of a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a minor, and the solicitation of a minor for child pornography.

In November 2019, SVID detectives received information of this possible sexual solicitation of a minor.  Through investigation, detectives learned that in March or April 2019, the 14-year-old female victim and her mother were exiting the Salvation Army located at 18705 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.  A vehicle approached them and the driver, later identified through investigation as Navarro, offered them a ride to their home.  Navarro spoke to them in Spanish but appeared to be fluent in Spanish and English.  The mother accepted the offer and when Navarro arrived at the home, he asked the victim how old she was to which she replied that she was 14 years old.  Navarro obtained the victim’s phone number before he left.

That evening, the victim received a phone call from Navarro.  Navarro offered to give the victim money in exchange for engaging in sexual intercourse.  The victim told Navarro that she was 14 and to leave her alone.  Navarro continued to text the victim messages through November 2019 that included asking the victim to send him inappropriate photographs of herself and soliciting sexual acts.

Navarro was arrested on December 30 in Germantown on the strength of a Montgomery County criminal warrant.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Anyone who believes that she/he was victimized by Navarro is asked to call investigators at: 240-773-5400.

Miguel Angel De Jesus NavarroMiguel Angel De Jesus Navarro (Original Image)

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Release ID: 20-001
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
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