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WANTED WEDNESDAY: Illegal immigrant accused of having sex with 14-year-old Williston girl

WANTED WEDNESDAY: Illegal immigrant living in Williston accused of having sex with a child

Levy County Sheriff's Deputies and Williston Police Department are working together to find a 23-year-old illegal immigrant accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl last week.

Emiliano Funes Cano is wanted on one count of lewd and lascivious battery with a minor.

The victim told investigators she was waiting at the school bus stop on February 13th when Emiliano asked her to skip school to come over and watch TV.

They went to his house on SE 5th Ave. in Williston, where he convinced her to have sex.

Williston Deputy Chief Clay Conolly said Emilioano's wife, Ana Lara Garcia started banging on the door for him to let her in.

"Ultimately he did get up and open the door after he told the little girl to hide in the bathroom," Conolly said.

Garcia told police she confronted them and told the little girl there were others. She told police Emiliano was supposed to meet with a 13-year old girl for sex in Ocala that weekend.

"He is not a person we want in our community and around our children he needs to be in jail and we're here to help you,"Levy County Sheriff's Lieutenant Scott Tummond said.

Tummond said Emiliano's bond is set for 1 million dollars and there is a nation wide extradition order.

"Any where in the U.S. that he's found we want him back in Levy County so he can stand before our judges and answer to these charges," Tummond said.

Connolly said he has been deported before, back in 2014. "Instead of seeing him disappear we want him to face justice," Conolly said.

Police said he was last seen in Williston but is from Guatemala, and could be trying to get back to his country.

Emiliano is 23 years old, 5'4 and 130 pounds, if you have any information police urge you to call crime stoppers at 352-486-5111



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