POSTED: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 5:39pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:48am
This man has been friends with Marco Alferez for almost a decade.
They met in a social setting and both had a passion for dancing.
After finding out that his friend has been accused of taping himself having sex with children, he said he felt like he woke up in the middle of a nightmare.
"Being a good friend of his, it's just a total shock and I'm in disbelief. I'm actually also heartbroken that this is going on this way," the friend said.
He says no one would have ever thought that Alferez was doing any of this behind closed doors. He's even seen him work with children in the past.
"I've seen him actually give classes to kids, but I've never noticed him do anything inappropriate with them. No, he never did," the friend said.
As a close friend, he's seen Alferez live a normal social life. He knows past girlfriends and he says that Alferez always seemed normal and happy.
"A lot of his relationships, I've known them. And never has anyone mentioned something like this that he's ever done. So, no, it's just a big shock to me and to a lot of people that he knows," the friend said.
Now he wants to tell us a little bit about Alferez that the rest of the world will probably never hear.
"He has done a lot of good things for the community, for children's hospitals, homeless kids, and cancer patients," the friend said.
This man says that what Alferez did was wrong, but he hopes that as his friend he can help him to one day change.