Nacogdoches County DA's office drops charges against child sex assault suspect

Nacogdoches County DA's office drops charges against child sex assault suspect

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A prosecutor with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney confirmed Monday that the criminal cases against a man who was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and trying do the same thing to her 13-year-old sister have been dismissed.

"Our office is currently unable to locate the victims," said Andrew Jones, an assistant prosecutor with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney's Office. "The case will be re-filed if and when we locate those victims."

Bruno Rodriguez was originally charged with first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child charge and a second degree indecency with a child charge when he was arrested in March 2015.

According to the arrest affidavit for the indecency charge, a Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office investigator spoke to a deputy about a call about a sexual assault involving a 13-year-old girl. The investigator learned that over the course of an interview the girl did at Harold's House, she said that Rodriguez had put his hands inside her clothes and touched her inappropriately.

The SANE exam revealed that the girl had injuries that were consistent with molestation, the affidavit stated.

According to the arrest affidavit for the aggravated sexual assault of a child charge. NCSO deputies responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the county Sunday. Dispatch told them that a 14-year-old girl had called and said that Rodriguez had raped her and had tried to sexually assault her sister, according to the affidavit.

Then the girl disconnected from the 911 call, saying that Rodriguez was in the living room of the home trying to rape her sister, the affidavit stated.

When the deputies arrived on the scene, they were able to located and detain Rodriguez.

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