Prosecutors say man charged with assault was identified through his Facebook profile

Lawyers for a man who faces multiple charges, including sexual assault, question the alleged victim’s account of what happened. Jimmy Manuel Flores, 31, was in court Tuesday for a hearing into how police identified him as a suspect. Prosecutors said the alleged victim did not know the suspect, but he obtained his information from Facebook, which led to his identification. Prosecutors said Flores attacked an 18-year-old woman who was sitting in her car on Beech Street. Investigators said Flores approached her from behind and assaulted her through her window. Prosecutors said that after the alleged assault, the woman drove away and almost immediately started receiving Facebook messages from Flores. and while on her way to the police station, she said she received two audio calls and two messages, and all through Facebook, “said police officer James Pittman, able to identify Flores, thanks in large part to her tattoos. But the defense attorney questioned the victim’s story, claiming that she and Flores were just talking and taking pictures together on their cell phones. “She talks about hitting. that person, to push that person. None of this is happening. We see the interaction, and it looks like a simple conversation. ”The judge ruled that Flores should be held without bail.

Lawyers for a man who faces multiple charges, including sexual assault, question the alleged victim’s account of what happened.

Jimmy Manuel Flores, 31, was in court Tuesday for a hearing into how police identified him as a suspect. Prosecutors said the alleged victim did not know the suspect, but he somehow obtained his information from Facebook, which led to his identification.

Prosecutors said Flores attacked an 18-year-old woman who was sitting in her car on Beech Street. Investigators said Flores approached her from behind and assaulted her through the window.

Prosecutors said that after the alleged assault, the woman drove away and almost immediately started receiving Facebook messages from Flores.

“She visibly left the sidewalk and started driving to the police station, and as she walked to the police station, she said she received two audio calls and two messages, all via Facebook.” , said Police Officer James Pittman. .

Prosecutors said it was through photos on her Facebook profile that police were able to identify Flores, largely through her tattoos.

But the defense attorney questioned the victim’s story, claiming that she and Flores had just talked and taken photos together on their cellphones.

“They are talking about hitting the person,” defense lawyer Marissa Balonen-Rosen said. “She’s talking about hitting that person, pushing that person. None of that is happening. We see the interaction, and it looks like a simple conversation.”

The judge ruled that Flores should be held without bail.