BUHL • A Buhl man who was arrested on charges of watching pornography in the presence of an infant has now been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 16.

Miguel Angel Medina-Mariscal, 37, was arrested after Twin Falls County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on 3700 North, south of Buhl. Deputies discovered he had two warrants out for his arrest from California, one on a lewd conduct charge and one connected with possession of a controlled substance.

At the time of the arrest a woman told police the baby was lying on the bed and Medina-Mariscal was masturbating close to the baby while pornography was playing on a television in the room, according to a police report. The report states the woman could not tell if Medina-Mariscal touched the baby.

Later in a Jan. 31 interview with Children at Risk Evaluation Services, the woman said she did see Medina-Mariscal touch the baby with his genitals, the report states.

Medina-Mariscal allegedly asked for forgiveness and said he would never do it again when he asked the woman not to call police, the report states. The report states Medina-Mariscal admitted to his family that he attempted to rape the infant, but he said he stopped and he was sorry.

Medina-Mariscal is being held at the Twin Falls County Jail on a $1 million bond for his California warrants and a $300,000 bond on his new lewd conduct charge in Twin Falls County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11.

(2) comments

harmonie711
harmonie711

seriously???? he stopped and said he was sorry? well ok that makes it all better what is wrong with people today? i dont understand its a baby. a baby that can not defend itself or obviously cant ask for help what is wrong with people that they would take that innocense away from a baby. its very disturbing.

milk man
milk man

SICK F__K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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