Valentin Arguello
Valentin Arguello

A man working at a Ridgeland restaurant has been accused of molesting a Gluckstadt girl.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put a hold on a 37-year-old Hispanic man arrested on Sept. 11 on charges of sexual battery of a 12-year-old. 

Madison County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jeremy Williams said he could not confirm or deny if the man was an illegal alien and deferred questions to ICE. He did say ICE had placed a hold on the suspect. 

Valentin Ariosto Alfonso-Arguello has been charged with sexual battery against a 12-year-old girl and remains in custody at the Madison County Detention Center on no bond. 

Williams said because the case involved a juvenile, the Sheriff’s Office was not releasing many details on the case. 

The incident allegedly occurred at the girl’s home in Gluckstadt, Williams confirmed. 

Alfonso-Arguello allegedly met the girl at a Ridgeland restaurant he worked at when the girl and her family came to dine.