A Florida man was arrested last week after police said he touched a young girl at church and then blamed the incident on the devil.
Pedro Urbina Ramirez, of Fort Pierce, was performing maintenance at a church event on Nov. 28 when he met up with an 11-year-old girl and her mother, who were working in the kitchen, WPEC reports. Ramirez, 59, asked the girl to help him with some tasks in a nearby room, according to WPEC.
According to police, Ramirez “hugged her, touched her breasts, and her private parts over her dress.” The girl told her mother “that man touched me,” police said.
WPEC reports the girl’s father told police Ramirez had previously “made an extra effort to hug his daughter.”
Ramirez told police that he touched the girl and that “he had succumbed to the temptation of the devil.”
He is being held on two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior.