Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Miami-Dade Cop Charged With Fondling Teens, Has Bond Reduced
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, the Miami-Dade police officer accused of fondling two teenage girls during a traffic stop, will have to rustle up a little less cash to head home for house arrest before his trial. A judge has reduced Rodriguez's bond from $150,000 to $80,000.
Rodriguez, a 24-year-old with four years on the force, was arrested last week.
Police say he pulled a car over in January near SW 88th St. and 157th Avenue and then subjected two female teens who were passengers to a lewd pat-down behind a drug store.
Even worse, detective suspect they weren't the first young women Rodriguez has assaulted. Rodriguez has been relieved of duty and isn't being paid while his case plays out.
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It's not clear whether or not Rodriguez has already posted bail -- he doesn't appear in a Miami-Dade Corrections search for inmates, but former officers are sometimes protected by jailhouse privacy rules.
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