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ALACHUA ‒ An Alachua man has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child. Ricky Rodriguez, 48, of Alachua, was served a warrant on Sept. 8 and was subsequently charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between the ages of 12 and 16.

Rodriguez was originally charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, but he was only formally charged with one count. The alleged offense occurred in January 2022. A sworn complaint was filed in July and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Aug. 30.

Rodriguez has been released on $250,000 bond.

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