Immigrant who claimed school official sexually abused him charged by police

Authorities have dropped child sex abuse charges against an Indian River School District employee and have charged her accuser with making false statements to police.

Georgetown police arrested 20-year-old Natanael Perez-Gonzalez on Monday on charges of falsely reporting an incident, providing a false statement to police, and forgery.


Officials say charges against 23-year-old Nicole Degirolano of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or supervision were dropped Sept. 29.

Authorities say Perez-Gonzalez, whose documented age was 17, alleged last month that he was involved in sexual relations with Degirolano.

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Police later determined with the help of Guatemalan diplomatic officials that Perez-Gonzalez's birth certificate shows he was born in December 1995, not December 1998, as listed in school and immigration documents.

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