U.S. Marshals this morning arrested an Austin man accused of sexually assaulting two women during a party on Goforth Road in Kyle on Feb 10.
Angel Hernandez, 21, was apprehended outside a house in the 2400 block of Dovehill Drive in Austin by the federal Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Another suspect in the rapes, 20-year-old Uriel Salinas, was arrested March 18 and is charged with sexual assault and sexual assault of a child, both second-degree felonies.
After Hernandez failed to turn himself in by March 25, marshals put people he knew under surveillance and were led to the south Austin house where he was staying. Taksforce members surrounded Hernandez as he milled around outside, Robert R. Almonte, the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said in a statement.
According to the Hays Free Press, one of the alleged victims, identified as Victim 1 in the arrest affidavit, said she was invited by Salinas to a party at his family’s place on Saturday, Feb. 9. She had met Salinas on Facebook, where they had been communicating for three months. She knew him by the name of “JayTone,” according to the affidavit.
After the victims arrived at the party at about 11 p.m. Feb. 9, Victim 1 said “she had approximately three bottles of beer and one shot of Jose Cuervo (Tequila) given to her by (Salinas),” according to the affidavit.
“Victim 1 commented she felt unusually intoxicated for the amount of alcohol she had,” the affidavit said.
Victim 2 recounted a similar story and said she, too, “felt unusually intoxicated for the amount of alcohol she had to drink” – three bottles of beer and two shots, according to the affidavit.
Andy Sevilla of the Hays Free-Press contributed reporting to this story.Email | Print