Saturday, August 27, 2011
A 37-year-old Hispanic illegal alien is facing a variety of charges including sexual battery on a child following his arrest by deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
Yoni Merida-Errera is facing three counts of sexual battery, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report, Merida-Errara was also charged with aggravated assault. He is currently being held without bond at the Sarasota County Jail. Because he is in the United States illegally officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency want to talk to him as well. Detectives investigating the sexual battery case against the suspect say that the victims are two young girls. The crimes occurred after Merida-Errera befriended an adult relative of the victims.