Foot fetishist case leads to arrest

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Written by Camila Fernandez/News Director

Eddy Juan, a 52-year-old man, was arrested by Miami-Dade Police after being suspected for foot fetishism in the University’s Green Library.

His charges were violation of sexual offender registration, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and aggravated assault, resisting without violence, according to Miami-Dade Police.

FIU Police received a report and a photograph of the man laying under a table at the main campus library Saturday, Aug. 29. The reporter said he appeared to be smelling the feet of a female student sitting at the table; however, the student said she was not aware of his presence, according to FIUPD.

Investigators say that Juan was spotted riding a black scooter in the area of 51 Street & S.W. 104 Avenue. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but he attempted to flee and then crashed at 59 Street and SW 79 Court.

A short statement was released Tuesday evening by Alexander Casas, FIUPD chief after the arrest. It states: “Based on recent media coverage of a suspicious incident at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Crime Stoppers program received multiple tips leading to the identity of the person involved.

This matter was investigated jointly by members of the Miami-Dade Police Department along with the FIU Police Department. On Tuesday afternoon, a member of the public saw the person and called  Miami-Dade Police Department. Police officers saturated the area and located the individual riding a scooter. The individual attempted to flee and was apprehended and arrested.    

FIUPD appreciates the involvement of the concerned citizens of Miami-Dade County, who provided the information that led to this arrest.”

camila.fernandez@fiusm.com

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Camila Fernandez
A FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communications Student - Began working with Student Media in 2013.