Contreras charged with two felony counts for sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 13.
By H. Nelson Goodson
June 2, 2013
Chicago, Illinois - On Friday, Elpidio "Juan" Contreras, 53, host of the popular "Show de Juan Contreras" has been charged with a second felony count of aggravated sexual assault of child. A bond was set at $250,000 in addition to an earlier bond of $500,000 for a felony count of predatory sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, according to Cook County court records. Contreras had been released on the half million bond.
The second felony count was added after a young girl saw a news broadcast of his arrest for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The second girl told her parents that Contreras had also sexually assaulted her in several different occasions in the Summer of 2007 and then in 2008 when she was just 8-years-old. She is 13 now, according to the criminal complaint. The 13-year-old girl told authorities that Contreras had also taken a photo of her partially undressed at his office in the 2000 block of North Avenue and had fondled her while she was learning how to ride a bicycle that Contreras volunteered to teach her how to ride. Contreras knew her parents and they trusted him with their daughter at the time. Even one of her relatives saw when Contreras indecently touched her while riding a bicycle, the complaint states.
Contreras is expected back in a Cook County court on June 6, to face the additional charges.
In the first felony count that was filed in May, Contreras allegedly began to molest an 11-year-old girl since last Summer and lasted until April 26, 2013. Chicago police arrested Contreras on May 8, at his residence.
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 has been in the music business for 20 years and was the producer and conductor of his popular Spanish language program aired on Saturday's on TV Azteca America WJYS Channel 62.4 in the Chicago area.