Alleged child molester ‘strikes again’ after charity bails him out
A controversial nonprofit group bailed out a creep who was allegedly caught on camera abusing a 3-year-old boy in Queens — freeing him to get busted again in the groping of an 8-year-old girl, The Post has learned.
The Bronx Freedom Fund posted $2,000 bail for Luis Olivo, 63, following his Oct. 19 arrest over an incident in a Woodhaven laundromat where he was sitting in front of a table spread with candy, according to the criminal complaint filed against him.
Surveillance video allegedly shows Olivo — whose last known address was an Ozone Park homeless shelter — talking to a 3-year-old boy and passing a balloon back and forth before grabbing the tot’s head and shoving it into his crotch.
He was set free on Nov. 4, then got busted again on Sunday for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl inside the Unique Shopping Mall in Jamaica.
An eyewitness told cops that he saw Olivo stick his hand under the girl’s skirt and grope her, according to court papers.
The girl also said that Olivo took her hand and put it on his crotch under his jacket “so that no one would see” and “repeatedly tried to kiss her,” according to court papers.
The mother of the little boy in the laundromat broke down in tears on Wednesday when The Post told her about the disturbing turn of events.
“My baby is only three, maybe he’ll forget. But the 8-year-old will always remember what happened to her,” she said.
Current and former NYPD cops also blasted the Bronx Freedom Fund for its role in the situation.
“When are groups like the Freedom Fund going to start worrying about the victims?” a Queens detective said.
“Because of their actions, a little girl and her family have been victimized and traumatized unnecessarily.”
A retired supervisor of sex-crimes investigations also called the situation “horrible.”
“These liberal groups have no idea how traumatic sex crimes are to the victims, especially young children,” the ex-cop said.
“They talk about giving criminals second chances. Well, these two children won’t get a second chance.”
Olivo represents the latest bail snafu by the Bronx Freedom Fund, which The Post exclusively revealed was behind the $1,000 bail that freed Randy Santos in August following his arrest in the groping of a 19-year-old homeless shelter worker.
Santos allegedly went on to bludgeon five homeless men sleeping on the sidewalks of Chinatown in October, killing four of them.
The group also posted $1,000 bail to free Lynneke Burris a week before he raped a 23-year-old teacher in The Bronx in 2018.
Meanwhile, records show that Olivo was also busted in a 2012 incident in which authorities said he put an 8-year-old girl’s hand “on top of his pants and against his erect penis” while giving her a free, sidewalk blood-pressure test with her granny in Woodhaven.
Although he was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, Olivo plea-bargained to endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years’ probation.
The move kept him from having to register as a sex offender because of endangering the welfare of a child isn’t considered a sex crime under state law.
It’s unclear if the Bronx Freedom Fund was aware of that case before bailing out Olivo.
Neither the organization nor Olivo’s defense lawyer returned requests for comment.
Additional reporting by Reuven Fenton and Bernadette Hogan
Source: Read Full Article