Hialeah

Man accused of molesting boy at Hialeah park

Police arrested a 48-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy at a public park in Hialeah.

Detectives fear the accused sexual predator may have been stalking his prey at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th St., in Hialeah.

"It's actually kind of frightening ... so to know that at a park to have something like that happen," said Martha Leon, the mother of a 2-year-old boy.

A 14-year-old boy told his father that an older man tried to force himself on him while he was at the park about 6 p.m. Monday. The boy said the man kissed him, grabbed his hand and forced him to fondle him, but he was able to get away.

On Tuesday, the boy and his father spotted the man cruising around the a park in a Ford SUV. The father then reported the man to a Miami-Dade County schools police officer.

The police officer was able to stop the suspect and arrest him. The man was identified as Ignacio Concepcion-Rodriguez, 48, who claimed to work at a bakery.

Concepcion- Rodriguez has not previously been charged with a sex offense. He was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 16. He was being held on $10,000 bond Wednesday.

Anyone who believes their children may have been victims of sexual abuse is asked to call Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525.

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