MISSION — Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl four different times and fondling her 6-year-old cousin.
During his arraignment hearing, Jose Treviño Jr. was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Each of the offenses is a 2nd degree felony punishable by a prison term of two to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Mission Municipal Judge Horacio Peña set bond for each charge at $100,000 for a total of $500,000 and sent Treviño to the Hidalgo County Jail.
Court records show that Treviño met the 14-year-old victim through Facebook during April. On April 27, the victim told Treviño that she was going to be babysitting her three cousins at her aunt’s home in the 1900 block of Oasis St.
Treviño went to the house about midnight and both went to watch TV in the master bedroom while the children slept.
Court records claim that Treviño began kissing and fondling the teen girl despite her pleas to stop; he then sexually assaulted her despite her efforts to push him off.
The next day, Treviño communicated with the victim on Facebook and returned to the residence where she was babysitting and again sexually assaulted her, court records show.
On May 19, the teenage victim again was babysitting at the residence, and about 9 p.m., Treviño arrived with Burger King meals for the children. Treviño, the teen girl and her 6-year-old cousin were watching television, and after he took the young girl to her room, he went back and sexually assaulted the teen until the 6-year-old interrupted, knocking on the door. Treviño told the teenage girl that he needed to speak alone with the 6-year-old girl and took her back to her room for about 15 minutes, court records show.
The 6-year-old victim later told investigators that at that time, Treviño touched her inappropriately, records show.
After leaving the 6-year-old alone, Treviño went back and once again forced the teen girl into having intercourse despite her pleas to stop, records show.
Sexual assault evaluations on each girl revealed signs of abuse.
Ildefonso Ortiz covers law enforcement and general assignments for The Monitor. He can be reached at (956) 683-4437.