Gardener accused of kissing, groping daughter of client

June 4, 2012 3:21:29 PM PDT
A gardener is accused of kissing and groping the 9-year-old daughter of one of his clients.

Juan Jose Lopez-Belloso is charged with indecency with a child. On April 16, court documents state the girl came crying to her father, saying that their gardener grabbed her and tried to put his tongue in her mouth.

The girl told police she was at their Bellaire residence when Lopez-Belloso walked up to her, hugged her and kissed her on both cheeks. She says he then grabbed both of her arms, stuck his tongue in her mouth and touched her on her private area, according to court documents.

She also told police that Lopez-Belloso, 53, had touched her on other occasions.

Bond has been set at $10,000.

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