Cape Coral man accused of sexual assault and battery of 16-year-old girl

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A man has been arrested after, deputies said, he sexually assaulted and battered a 16-year-old girl outside a drug store in Cape Coral.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, George Alexander Garcia, 33, who uses a wheelchair, convinced the girl to take some shots of whiskey outside a liquor store, on Friday.

They then moved to the side of a Walgreens where he allegedly assaulted the young girl.

WINK News showed a regular at the bus stop nearby, Tyler Hicks, a photo of Garcia. Hicks immediately recognized him.

“He never seemed like he was there. The next thing, you know, he’s over here touching people and making people feel uncomfortable. And this is a pretty busy area, very busy,” Hicks said.

According to the arrest report, as the victim was lying on the ground when Garcia lunged from his wheelchair. She tried to get away and he held her down, threatening to kill her.

The girl managed to escape the encounter and contacted the authorities.

Lee County deputies later arrested Garcia near the Walgreens. According to the report, Garcia said he, “just finished making love to a pretty woman that was lying in the dirt.”

Garcia now faces a charge of sexual assault.

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