Man accused of sexually assaulting teen outside Paradise Valley Mall

Michael Delillo (MCSO)

A man is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl outside Paradise Valley Mall.

Phoenix police said Michael James Delillo, 55, was booked on charges of sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor, threatening, and aggravated assault.

Court documents state the 16-year-old girl told authorities she had been sexually assaulted June 26 in the parking lot of Paradise Valley Mall near Cactus Road and Tatum Boulevard.

On Monday, a one-party consent call was conducted, in which Mr. Delillo admitted the 16-year-old was the only minor he has had sex with. However, he also allegedly told her he had a bullet with her name on it.

Police showed up to Mr. Delillo’s home in a neighborhood east of the mall later that day and saw him inside a vehicle. An officer told Mr. Delillo to show his hands, which he initially did but then pulled his hands back into the vehicle. Mr. Delillo then allegedly pulled his hands out again with what the officer believed was a semiautomatic handgun.

The officer said the object was pointed in his direction and he had to retreat to the back of his vehicle for safety. The officer said he did not have a clear view of Mr. Delillo in order to fire his weapon.

Court documents do not state how Mr. Delillo was taken into custody, but he was arrested around 10 p.m. Monday. Phoenix police have been contacted about this incident.

Mr. Delillo was jailed in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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