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Roller Rink Employee With Foot Fetish Admits To Rubbing Feet Of 200 Boys
A former Northridge roller rink employee told police he had a foot fetish and admitted to have rubbed the feet of about 200 boys on his face and hands in the rink's maintenance room, according to court records.
Julian Christopher Flores, 19, who worked at Northridge Skateland at 18140 Parthenia Street, was arrested on Dec. 21 after a boy told his grandmother about an incident with Flores, according to the L.A. Times. Court records revealed that Flores tried to become friends with the child on multiple occasions at Skateland, and finally managed to get the boy in the maintenance room with him. He took the skates off off the child, but before he got to do anything else, the boy's grandmother called out her grandson's name in a panic when she realized he was missing and Flores left the room.
Police say Flores admitted to victimizing about 200 boys over a year's time when he was interviewed at LAPD's Devonshire Station, according to court documents. When they searched his cell phone and laptop, they found videos Flores recorded of himself telling children to take off their socks. In one of the videos, a child was recorded asking him, “Why would you let a 9-year-old who you hardly know put their feet on your face?”
Despite what Flores allegedly revealed in the interviews, he pleaded not guilty to one count of false imprisonment and one count of an attempted lewd act on a child. He no longer works at Northridge Skateland, and the owners said they were “surprised and outraged” by the news, reported CBS Los Angeles.
Flores is out on $150,000 bail and is expected in court on March 27, the Times reported. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison. Police are investigating which other children may have been victimized from May 1 to Dec. 21 of 2013.