Suspected pedophile, 58, purchased soiled underwear online so he could eat it: 'He was munching on them'

Jose Azara has been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography


                            Suspected pedophile, 58, purchased soiled underwear online so he could eat it: 'He was munching on them'
Jose Azara (Polk County Sheriff's Office)

LAKELAND, FLORIDA: A 58-year-old father-of-two, who has been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography, is also accused of purchasing dirty underwear in order to eat it. Details of Jose Azara’s alleged ‘deviancy' was disclosed by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who struggled to keep the tone of incredulity out of his voice when he revealed the startling findings of the investigators in the case. 

"(Azara) was purchasing soiled underwear. Did you hear me? Did you hear what I said? There’s a market out there. You can go online, and if you’re a deviant and you’re into soiled underwear, and you know what all kinds of things get in soiled underwear, right? Sometimes you think you’re passing gas and you’re not. You can’t trust a fart when you’re over 60. But this guy will buy it. He was buying these things and ingesting them. Did you hear me? He was munching on ’em. This guy’s got a problem. I don’t know if he realizes this or not, but the rest of the world does," Judd said. 

The stomach-churning accusations were revealed during a press conference for 'Operation Guardians of Innocence V' - a police mission which led to the arrest of 16 other men, including a former pair of Disney employees, a local nurse, and a local pharmacist, who are presently facing a total of more than 1,400 felony charges. Updates on their initial court appearances are yet to be shared.

The suspect who holds a master's degree from Florida International University was previously employed as an IT specialist for the aviation company Lockheed Martin. Sheriff Judd also explained that he had not chosen to share the graphic details of Azara's alleged crime to amuse people but to make them aware of the fact that even people with reputed job and seemingly normal life could be child predators. “People who look at and lust after child pornography are dangerous people and they may be living next door to you," he said.

Earlier this month, we reported about a 37-year-old married man who was sentenced to 27 years in prison for subjecting a 10-year-old girl to years of abuse and sexual assault, reports state. The pedophile, identified as Educardo Cruz, a landscape gardener, reportedly orchestrated the abuse by befriending the little girl's parents and buying her gifts and taking her on day trips.

Cruz, in Reading, Berkshire, UK,  also persuaded the child to send him nude photographs of herself while she was on a family holiday in Florida. The girl, now 18, in her statement to the court, said: "At the time, I felt I could not speak to anyone. This made me feel more alone and I lost friends because of it. I also remember I had a very strained relationship with my parents who told me not to spend so much time with him and his family."
 
"I remember my self-esteem was very low, I thought I was a slag because of what I was doing with him," she added.  "When I was 13 I started having nightmares about what had happened. In the nightmares he would do to me what he had done in real life, the only difference was that the nightmares were more violent. There was a period of time when I was scared of seeing his car." 

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