Chicago TV Host Accused Of Molesting Girl

Prosecutors say Elpidio Contreras sexually assaulted girl during music lessons

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:16 AM CDT
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Chicago TV Host Accused Of Molesting Girl

Elpidio Contreras was being held on $500,000 bond.

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A popular Chicago Spanish-language TV host and producer is accused of molesting a young girl he was giving music lesson to.

Elpidio Contreras, 53, faces felony charges of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a victim under the age of 13. His bond was set at $500,000.

Contreras hosts the popular music show "El Show De Juan Contreras" on TV Azteca America WJYS, and also appears in numerous TV commercials for local car lots.

According to prosecutors, Contreras began touching his 11-year-old pupil inappropriately when they would meet for music lessons in his office. He's also accused of taking pictures of the girl posing in a bikini and topless.

The lessons began in the summer of 2012 and lasted up until last month.

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