A Winchester man faced charges today of sexually assaulting his daugter's 12-year-old friend during a sleepover.
Johannes Pena, 45, was arrested on suspicion of molestation, assault with intention to rape and lewd acts with a child on Dec. 20. He’s free on $50,000 bail and scheduled for arraignment Feb. 15, according to court records.
The incident happened when the victim stayed the night at Pena’s house to play with his daughter Oct. 29 on the 35000 block of Begonia Lane.
The victim and the suspect’s daughter stayed up late with Pena after the rest of the residents went to bed, the victim told sheriff’s Detective Wilfredo Collazo.
Pena called the two girls over to him and showed them a video he was watching on his laptop computer. The video showed a woman rubbing herself suggestively on the edge of a table and moaning. The girls walked away in disbelief, Collazo recalled in a search warrant affidavit.
Later, Pena told the girls he was going to bed, but he’d leave the computer out for “educational purposes.” The victim used the computer to read about Megan’s Law. Meanwhile, Pena changed his plan and stayed in the room massaging his daughter’s shoulders until she fell asleep, according to Collazo.
After the girl fell asleep, the victim asked Pena to help her understand some of the abbreviations on the Megan’s Law website. Pena helped her, but then started telling her stories of his past sexual experiences, the victim told Collazo.
The suspect then reach down his own pants for a few moments, then reached up the victim’s pants and rubbed her leg. The victim told him to stop, but then he reached down the child’s shirt, according to the affidavit.
The victim pulled Pena’s hand out, but then he started kissing and caressing her arm while talking sexually. As a distraction, the girl said she heard a noise in the kitchen. The victim woke her friend, and the two went to the daughter’s bedroom, according to Collazo.
The victim’s parents picked her up the next morning, and a few days later, she told her parents what happened, Collazo said.
The detective searched Pena’s house and took several computers. Forensic investigators searched for files or evidence of websites that matched what the victim described. What the search turned up was unavailable, but it led to Pena’s arrest.