An NYPD sex crime investigator has been cleared of criminal charges of trying to kiss a 12-year-old babysitter in 2019 — and plans to sue the city for $35 million.
Juan Jimenez, 37, filed a notification of the allegation with the city superintendent’s office on Wednesday, claiming he was arrested in September 2019 “based on the blatant lies of a misguided minor child.”
“I threatened to lose my freedom, my family and my career,” Jimenez said in a statement after filing the lawsuit, in preparation for a formal lawsuit. “My reputation and personality are forever tainted by sexual crimes I did not commit.”
Sources at the time said Jimenez, who worked on probation for sex offenders at the NYPD Special Victims Division, was accused of attacking the girl he had hired to work as a babysitter in their Crown Heights apartment building in September 2019.
“The defendant caught [the girl] Around the waist with the hands of the defendant, he attempted to kiss the informant on the mouth and grabbed his buttocks with the hands of the informant,” the criminal complaint alleges.
He was charged with the felony of sexual assault, the misdemeanor of forcible touch and endangering the well-being of a child. But the charges were dropped after a grand jury refused to indict him in March 2020.
Still suspended from payment.
Jimenez’s attorney, Eric Sanders, said his client plans to “hold the city accountable for these actions.”