Former Naples Police officer arrested for molesting teen girl
By Kristine Gill of the Naples Daily News
Deputies say a former Naples Police officer molested a girl between the ages of 12 and 16.
Ricardo Vazquez Jr., 37, of Golden Gate, was arrested by Collier County Sheriff's deputies Saturday on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation.
Vazquez' mug shot was redacted from reports under a Florida statute protecting former law enforcement officers. His street address also was redacted given that his arrest was classified as domestic violence.
Reports show a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 accused Vazquez of inappropriately touching her on multiple occasions over several years.
The girl told a relative who contacted deputies.
Vazquez was a police officer for the city of Naples between November 2005 and December 2010.
He resigned voluntarily, according to the city's human resources department.
Vazquez has worked for Collier County as a utility technician in its wastewater collection department since May 2013.