Pinal County Perv Tells Cops He Can't Stop Molesting Little Girls
A Pinal County pervert admitted to police that he can't stop molesting little girls and he needs to go to jail -- that was only after police suspected him of molesting a 9-year-old family friend.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office got information that 72-year-old Salvador Valentin had molested the 9-year-old daughter of some family friends. They spoke to the girl who told police Valentin had molested her on several occasions over the past three years.
Valentin turned himself into the cops, saying he "wanted to get some relief for the crimes I committed."
Then he spilled his guts.
Valentin told cops he gets sexual gratification just by looking at young girls. He told police he'd molested three other children over the past 30 years in Maricopa County, New York, and Rhode Island.
Valentin told cops he'd planned on taking his mobile home and traveling to California but wanted to "come in first and confess to get this off [his] chest."
Valentin's been booked on 25 counts of child molestation for the abuse of the girl in Pinal County. Detectives are working with other law enforcement agencies to try and identify the other victims. More charges are pending, police say.
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