Host of local music show arrested for sexual assault of child

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The host of a local Spanish language show was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old.

According to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, 53-year-old Elpidio “Juan” Contreras, of Chicago, was giving voice lessons to the victim and sexually assaulted the victim during these lessons on several occasions of the course of the last year

“During the lessons, Contreras would meet the victim in his office where he is alleged to have touched the victim in an inappropriate manner and on several occasions took pictures of the victim posing in a bikini and topless,” the statement says.

Contreras is the producer and host of “The Juan Contreras Show” a Spanish language musical show featuring local and national musical talent.

He was in court today where his bond was set at $500,000 dollars.  He will appear in court again May 29, 2013.

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