MANATEE -- A man was arrested early Wednesday on charges of molesting three children, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Feliciano Esparza, 33, had molested three girls ages 7, 11 and 14 multiple times over a one year time period, according to a release.
Deputies also arrested the children's mother, who they said not only knew about the abuse and did nothing to report it or stop it from recurring, but also tried to deter law enforcement.
The name of the mother, who is being charged with child neglect, will not be released at this time to protect the identity of the victims.
Esparza is being charged with three counts of molesting minors and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition and is being held without bond, according to records.