Man arrested for molesting child


A 70-year-old Kissimmee man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a young child.

According to an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office report, detectives arrested 70-year-old, Luis Eduardo Linares, of Kissimmee, for four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation.

Linares, who was a family friend, gained the trust of the victim, who was younger


than 12, and the family by purchasing various gifts for the victim throughout a year.

Linares used the opportunities, when he was alone with the victim, to molest the child on at least four separate occasions, the report stated. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond.

Detectives believe additional victims may exist.

Anyone with information regarding this case or any additional victims is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000