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Latino Daily News

Tuesday March 6, 2012

Latino Blotter: Alleged Molester Dad Chokes Daughter During Supervised Visit

Latino Blotter: Alleged Molester Dad Chokes Daughter During Supervised Visit

Photo: Miami's Judge Maria Sampedro on Rafael Leao Case

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Rafael Leao of Miami-Dade is accused of choking his 4-year-old daughter during a supervised visit and after losing custody due to child molestation charges.

Leao, 30-year-old, was visiting his daughter inside a family services center with a social worker present, it was the social worker that heard the screams of the little girl “He’s choking me!”  Apparently the social worker went to answer a phone when the incident happened.

Leao had lost custody due to sexual abuse charges and was to undergo parenting classes, seek counseling and stay on his psychiatric medications according to a Miami Herald report. 

The little girl, after being interviewed by police that were called to investigate, also alleges her father tried to fondle her. 

The Department of Children & Families is asking Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia to reconsider her decision allowing Leao, who is bipolar, to visit with his daughter.