Mother’s boyfriend in missing-teen case expected to bond out of jail today

The mother’s boyfriend has been arrested in the search for missing 16-year-old Alexandria Chery. (Video from Fox 35)

By Tiffany Walden, Orlando Sentinel

7:58 a.m. EDT, July 31, 2014

The man arrested in the case of a missing 16-year-old girl is expected to bond out of jail sometime soon, according to the Orange County Jail website.

Sanel Saint Simon, 43, is accused of trying to clean up the blood found in the bedroom of missing teen Alexandria Chery.

He has been charged with providing false information to a law-enforcement officer and attempted destruction of evidence.

He appears to have paid enough of the $7,650 bond to be released from jail.

His name is no longer listed on the Orange County Jail’s website — an indication that he is being processed for release.

Alexandria Chery was last seen Monday morning at her Hawthorne Groves apartment.

Her mother, Rosalie Joseph, said Alexandria planned to stay at home all day because she wasn’t feeling well.

Joseph called her daughter several times to check on her. But Alexandria never answered the phone.

By the time Joseph got home from work, her daughter was nowhere to be found and her bedroom “was completely different than when [the mother] left in the morning,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A pair of men’s underwear that smelled of bleach was also found under her daughter’s bed, deputies said.

Alexandria’s bed was stripped of sheets, comforters and pillows, and her personal belongings were removed from the dresser and closets, deputies said.

Saint Simon is the longtime live-in boyfriend of Alexandria’s mother.

He originally told deputies he was at work at Boston Market on South Kirkman Road all day. He later said he was at a nearby shopping plaza.

He apparently left Boston Market around 9:30 a.m. without clocking out, the complaint said.

This is a developing story.

Dave Harris contributed to this story.

twalden@tribune.com, 407-420-5620

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