A biological man who identifies as a woman was arrested in Citrus County, Florida, last week for allegedly sexually abusing multiple children.
Diana Elizabeth Guevara, a 33-year-old former cop from Inverness, Florida, was arrested on charges of transmitting harmful materials to minors, unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, and lewd and lascivious battery, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announced in a July 18 press release.
“Guevara manipulated the young victims in this case and then took advantage of them, ” Sheriff Mike Pendergast said in the press release. “She was able to foster a relationship with one victim and identify her next victims through them, showing a pattern of predatory behavior. This conduct will not be tolerated in Citrus County, and the SVU detectives will work tirelessly to bring justice to these young victims.”
On July 13, 2022, 33-year-old Diana Elizabeth Guevara of Inverness, Florida, was arrested on a warrant for the charges of Transmitting Harmful Materials to Minors, Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors, and four counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery #CCSOProtecting (1704) pic.twitter.com/gewXgl6h3g
— Sheriff Citrus (@SheriffCitrus) July 18, 2022
On June 30, a parent contacted the CCSO to say they overheard their child, an unidentified minor, talking about another unidentified juvenile who had allegedly engaged in sexual activity with Guevara. The first child also told their parent that Guevara had sent them explicit photos and videos to them on social media.
Detective Tony Ricci investigated the case and found multiple minors who described sexual activity with Guevara at Guevara’s residence. Investigators also collected evidence of the accuser’s claims of sexual abuse and explicit images.
Guevara is currently being held at the Citrus County Jail on a $47,000 bond.
As The Daily Caller noted, the CCSO and multiple news outlets identified Guevara as a woman, but the outlet revealed that Guevara is, in fact, transgender, and even discussed the transition with the Miami Herald in 2017. Guevara was a member of the Miami-Dade police force until an injury necessitated leaving law enforcement. With a lot of time to think, Guevara decided to become a woman.
“I knew I ticked differently, but I didn’t know how,” Guevara told the Herald at the time. “Then I figured it out. ‘Oh! I’m trans.’”
Guevara underwent physical changes to appear as a woman. While allegedly sexually abusing minors, Guevara claimed to be 23 years old, instead of 33.