Cellphone evidence leads Nacogdoches PD to 5th sex assault charge for phlebotomist

Adolfo Duran (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Adolfo Duran (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches police have filed a fifth charge of sexual assault on a state agency phlebotomist after the investigator reported finding suspicious text messages on his cellphone.

Adolfo Duran, 42, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on four charges of second-degree sexual assault. He posted bail on the first charge before he was re-arrested on the second charge. Since then, the subsequent charges have been served while Duran has been in jail. He is now being held on a collective bail of $500,000.

Warrants were served to Duran on the following days:

* Feb. 23, for a Feb. 18, 2017 offense.

* March 1, for a Nov. 25, 2016 offense.

* March 28, for a Sept. 7, 2016 offense.

* April 13, for a July 15, 2016 offense.

* April 26, for a Sept. 7, 2016 offense.

According to the latest arrest affidavit, the detective discovered suspicious text messages on Duran's state-issued cellphone while investigation other allegations. The affidavit states the messages were indicative of Duran meeting the person assigned to the phone number so he could perform a detailed examination of their entire body.

Duran, who worked at the Nacogdoches Health and Human Services office, does not have medical authority to conduct that kind of exam.

The affidavit states the detective contacted the woman who had the phone number and she told him Duran left a letter with a family member requesting she contact him. She said she then met with him at an office in another county and he told her she would need to travel to the Nacogdoches officer so he could examine her. She later met him at that office on Sept. 7 and he asked her to get undressed and that is when he sexually assaulted her.

The latest affidavit is consistent with the four others in that they allege Duran contacts women to meet him after hours and then sexually assaults them after asking them to take off their clothes.

At least two of the victims came forward after learning about previous cases.

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