Police Arrest Suspect for Attempted Child Molestation
Charged with incident in Totem Theater men's room
Marlon Pajarillo is shown at left
ANCHORAGE - Marlon Pajarillo, 21, was arrested Monday on first-degree attempted sexual assault of a minor.
According to charging documents, Pajarillo slid underneath a wall separating bathroom stalls at the Totem Theater without any pants or underwear on August 26 and accosted a 10-year-old boy.
During an interview with Pajarillo, he told officers that he asked the minor if he was “ready” and immediately knew from his hesitation to answer the question and his young voice that the unnamed boy was under 18 years old.
In a police statement, according to the minor, as the man slid under the stall’s wall Pajarillo attempted to grab the boy's legs and pull him on top of himself. He said the suspect kept telling him “C’mon, let's do this.”
Pajarillo told police that despite of his knowledge of the boys young age he “hoped” the boy will be willing to partake in sexual acts.
The juvenile was able to flee, as well as the suspect. APD was able to identify Pajarillo by his movie ticket purchase.
In the police interview, Pajarillo also admitted to viewing child pornography. He blames those images for his loss of control at the movie theater.
Now, Detective Lenny Torres of APD’s Crimes Against Children Unit believes there may be other victims of Pajarillo. According to Lieutenant Dave Parker, that is because of the suspect's bold approach to the child and his statements in the police interview.
APD is asking anyone with information related to the investigation of Pajarillo to call 786-8573.
Pajarillo made his $10,000 cash bail after his arrest Monday.