ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a man they said was caught molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care.
Luis Nucamendi, 30, faces a charge of capital sexual battery. The incident occurred early Sunday at a home in St. Petersburg. The girl's mother walked in on Nucamendi performing a sex act on the child, according to an arrest affidavit.
She called police. Meanwhile, Nucamendi grabbed a knife and threatened to kill himself.
Police arrived and took the man to the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Monday without bail. Police also said Nucamendi, who has been arrested before in Florida, admitted he is in the country illegally.
Jail records show U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on him.