by BRAD ROLLINS
Former District Attorney candidate Paul C. Velte IV turned himself into the Hays County jail today on a sexual assault of a child warrant.
According to the affidavit used to obtain an arrest warrant, Velte’s 13-year-old stepdaughter told staff at Roxanne’s House, a childrens’ shelter in San Marcos, that she was sexually assaulted by Velte when she was nine or 10, a story she repeated to investigators from the Kyle Police department.
She told investigators that when she went to kiss him good night, he held her down and started kissing her on the mouth, stopping when they heard the victim’s mother come home. Later that night, he called her to the family room of their house on Whispering Hollow Drive in Kyle, got on top of her and began assaulting her.
Velte did not immediately return a message left on his cell phone.
Sgt. Jacob Luria confirmed the arrest but declined to discuss the case. Velte was released on a $60,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Joanne Prado, jail officials said.
In 2006, Velte ran in the Republican Party primary against Wes Mau, who was then first assistant district attorney. He won 47.27 percent of the vote. Mau went on to lose to Democrat Sherri Tibbe by a razor-thin margin.
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CORRECTION: The article originally referred to Velte as C. Paul Velte IV. His name is Paul C. Velte IV.Email | Print