Man arrested for allegedly showing explicit videos to minors at St. George fast food restaurant – St George News


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ST. GEORGE- A fast-food restaurant employee in St. George has been jailed for a felony after allegedly showing a pornographic video to two minors when he was on time.

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Shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. George police received a report of an employee at a fast-food restaurant in St. George possibly showing teenage boys pornography.

According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrest, the employee, Leodan Gerardo Alfaro, 24, was talking to two young girls during his shift. And when asked, he said he had a girlfriend and asked if the teenagers wanted to see her.

Authorities say the suspect then showed the two girls a video of the suspect performing a sex act on a “completely naked woman.” When he attempted to scroll his cell phone, “in an attempt to show them more videos”, the teenagers left the area.

The incident was reported to the restaurant manager, who then called the police. The teens were both questioned by authorities, while officers attempted to question the suspect.

Alfaro “refused to answer questions about the incident,” the report said. He was arrested and transported to Purgatory Correctional Facility, where he was first imprisoned for two misdemeanors trafficking in materials harmful to minors.

After the proposed charges were sent to the Washington County prosecutor’s office for review, they were upgraded to two third-degree felonies.

The suspect was released later that night and a first appearance has not yet been scheduled in the case.

An official said he contacted authorities immediately after learning of the situation, and Alfaro was fired from his job following the arrest.

This report is based on statements taken from court records, police or other stakeholders and may not contain the full extent of the conclusions. Those arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court or until a trier of fact decides otherwise.

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