Popular Chicago host of El Show de Juan Contreras charged for molesting a child.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 10, 2013
Chicago, Illinois - On Thursday, Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois set a $500,000 bail for Elpidio "Juan" Contreras, 53, host of the popular "Show de Juan Contreras" who was charged with one felony count of predatory sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, according to Cook County court records. Contreras allegedly began to molest an 11-year-old girl since last Summer and lasted until April 26, 2013. Chicago police arrested Contreras on Wednesday and is expected back in court on May 29.
Contreras is accused of repeatedly touching the 11-year-old girl's genitals, taking topless photos of her and photos in a bikini while she was taking singing lessons from him at his Hermosa neighborhood office.
Contreras, who has been in the music business for 20 years is the producer and conductor of his show. His popular Spanish language program is aired on Saturday's between 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on TV Azteca America WJYS Channel 62.4 in the Chicago area.