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Nacogdoches PD files 3rd sex assault charge against Health, Human Services worker

Adolfo Duran Jr. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Adolfo Duran Jr. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department have filed another sexual assault charge against a phlebotomist with Texas Health and Human Services after a third alleged victim came forward and said that he sexually assaulted her at the state agency’s office.

Adolfo Duran, 42, of Lufkin, is accused of meeting the victim at the state agency’s office after hours under the pretense of performing an “examination” on her and sexually assaulting her.

Duran is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on three second-degree felony sexual assault charges. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $250,000 for the two most recent sexual assault charges.

After Duran was arrested on the first charge, he posted bail and was released from the county jail.

According to Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, the most recent sexual assault case against Duran stems from allegations that he contacted a woman in September of 2016 and met with her at the Nacogdoches Health and Human Services after hours, told her to get undressed, and performed an “examination” that he had no authority to perform. During the bogus physical exam, Duran allegedly sexually assaulted the woman by touching her private areas.

Phone records corroborated that Duran's state-issue cellular phone had made a call to the woman's phone on Sept. 7, 2016, a date when the Health and Human Services office in Nacogdoches was closed, the affidavit stated.

The arrest affidavit for the first sexual assault charge stated that an officer met with a woman on Feb. 18. She said she had received a letter on the previous day from the Texas Health and Human Services office which was left at her home. She said she called the contact number and spoke with Duran, who said he needed to meet with her and would be able to do so on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the office in Nacogdoches, located at 2614 NW Stallings Drive.

The woman said she met with Duran at the business, which was closed. She said during the meeting he said he needed to examine her private areas. She said that is when he sexually assaulted her.

Police learned from Duran's supervisor that Duran is a phlebotomist and not authorized to give those kinds of examinations. A phlebotomist is a person who is able to draw blood.

Police met with Duran earlier this year and reported Duran admitted to receiving the woman's personal information from a secure database at the office and then delivered the letter to her home. He also admitted to arranging a meeting with her when business was closed and to putting his hands on the woman's private areas, even though he had no medical authority to do so.

Nacogdoches Police Chief Jim Sevey said the second alleged victim came forward after she learned about the first one. He added that the investigation is still ongoing.

According to the arrest affidavit for the second charge, a Nacogdoches PD detective took the case over after an officer took a report from the alleged victim on Feb. 26. The woman told the officer that Duran sexually assaulted her at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services office located at 2614 NW Stallings Drive on Nov. 25, 2016, the affidavit stated.

The alleged victim told the NPD officer that she was contacted by Duran on Nov. 23, and he told her that he could examine her on Nov. 25, 2016, which was the day after Thanksgiving and a day that the office was not open, the affidavit stated. 

On Nov. 25, the woman and her sister went to the Texas Health and Human Services office in Nacogdoches, and Duran let the victim into the building, the affidavit stated. Once the woman was inside the building, Duran allegedly asked her to get undressed, and she complied.

Duran then sexually assaulted the victim by examining her private areas even though he had no medical authority to do so, the affidavit stated. The woman texted her sister, who was waiting outside in the vehicle, and told her she felt uncomfortable.

When the alleged victim told Duran her sister was waiting outside, he let the other woman inside the building, the affidavit stated.

“After the exam was complete, [the victim], her sister, and Adolfo Duran discussed the results, and [the victim] and her sister left,” the affidavit stated.

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