Police: Lufkin man blames demon for his molestation of girl

Police: Lufkin man blames demon for his molestation of girl

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - When the mother of an underage Hudson girl confronted the man accused of sexually assaulting and molesting her daughter multiple times over a period of many years, he allegedly admitted to it but claimed "the demon" did it, according to an arrest affidavit.

Officers with the Diboll Police Department arrested Rene Geraldo Maldonado on felony outstanding warrants on Thursday in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted an underage girl multiple times in a period from before her 8th birthday to last September.

Rene Geraldo Maldonado, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child, a third-degree felony charge of indecency with a child, and a second-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. Collectively, his bail has been set at $85,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Hudson Police Officer was dispatched to the Stubblefield Learning Center in Lufkin in reference to a sexual assault outcry from a juvenile. On Oct. 28, a forensic interview was conducted at Harold's House.

At that time, the girl told the interviewer that Maldonado had sexually assaulted her "on more than one occasion" at a residence in Hudson before she turned eight, the affidavit stated. A SANE exam was revealed that the girl had old injuries that were consistent with being sexually assaulted at an early age.

Later, the Hudson Police officer interviewed the victim's mother in the presence of the forensic interviewer from Harold's House and a Child Protective Services case worker. The girl's mother told authorities about an incident that happened last September.

According to the affidavit, the mother said Maldonado exposed himself to the girl and touched her inappropriately.

When the victim's mother confronted Maldonado about the incident, he allegedly admitted to touching the girl inappropriately but told her "the demon" did it. The mother explained to authorities that Maldonado often sees things in everyday items like wrinkled clothes that he believes are making statements of "hatred, prejudice, or violence."

The victim's mother told authorities that Maldonado believes that he has been possessed by a demon.

According to the Angelina County Jail Website, Maldonado's arrest record dates back to 1996. He has previously been arrested for failure to give info, felony theft, assault causing bodily injury, aggravated robbery, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

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