Man accused of taking pornographic pictures with young girl

Alberto Alvarez Jr. charged with 2 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange Park man, who was recently released from prison following a drug conviction, is back behind bars, accused of taking pornographic pictures with a young girl.   

Alberto Alvarez Jr., 35, was arrested Wednesday night on two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct. 

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Alvarez sexually assaulted a girl in 2015. Investigators also said he took pornographic images of her with his cellphone.

In October 2015, Alvarez used his cellphone to take inappropriate images of the victim and lewd images of himself with her, according to a two-page arrest warrant. 

A home on Capella Road is his last known address. Neighbors were just learning about the charges on Thursday. 

“It turns my stomach. It makes me physically ill to know someone like that was living close to my children," said one neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. 

Although investigators said some of the images were produced in his room, it’s unclear if they were referring to a bedroom in the home on Capella Road.

Multiple neighbors told News4Jax that Alvarez shared the home with two other people.

"I say, 'Bury him. Put him under the jail. Not in the jail, under the jail,'" said Gayel Roush, a neighbor. 

People who live nearby also said local and federal authorities were spotted staking out the house. But long before that, the unnamed neighbor said, she noticed red flags.

"We had suspicions. But we didn't know what for at the time," the neighbor said. "Just the way he would stand and stare, look around. You could see him behind bushes."

Alvarez was convicted on drug charges out of Polk County and was sentenced to seven months behind bars. He was released from prison in January.

If convicted on the new charges, he could face an even longer sentence.

Alvarez is being held in the Clay County Jail on $50,000 bond. 

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