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Friday, September 9th, 2016

SMPD releases sketch of sexual assault suspect

San Marcos Police Department is asking the community to take a close look at a composite sketch of a possible suspect in sexual assault and kidnapping. 

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Video: SMPD press conference on girl’s kidnapping, sexual assault

At a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, investigators will brief the media on the reported kidnapping and sexual assault of a “school-aged girl” Monday afternoon near the Bracewood Circle apartments in San Marcos.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

San Marcos sexual assault suspect caught on Sac-n-Pac security video

San Marcos police investigators have so far been unable to identify an attempted sexual assault suspect captured on a convenience store’s surveillance video May 8, the night of the alleged attack.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Austin man gets life for sexually assaulting, trafficking Dripping Springs child

A Hays County jury sentenced an Austin man to life without parole after being convicted of continuous child trafficking and continuous child sex assault.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Porterie gets 20 years for breaking into women’s bedrooms

A Hays County jury today laid down a 20-year prison sentence for a former Texas State University football player convicted last week of breaking into bedrooms with the intention of sexually assaulting women as they slept.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Jury nails Texas State student accused of molesting women while they slept

A former Texas State University student accused of molesting women while they slept in their beds during the course of a four-month span in 2012, was convicted on Friday of three first-degree felonies and a fourth less...

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Police offer more details on kidnapping suspects, vehicle

The San Marcos Police Department is pouring every resource at its disposal to find three men who kidnapped a woman and her 4-year-old daughter on Wednesday in a daytime caper that has galvanized residents, police chief Howard...

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Police seek alleged bedroom creeper in sexual assault

San Marcos police are searching for Jonathan Porterie, 22, who is wanted for sexual assault of a woman at University Club Apartments on Leah Avenue that occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Fugitive accused of brutal rape brought back to Hays County

A Florida man who authorities say kidnapped an Austin woman, then raped and stabbed her before leaving her for dead has been extradited back to Hays County, court records show.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Police investigate Job Corps student’s sexual assault claim

San Marcos police are investigating a woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted by a fellow Gary Job Corp student Friday evening in a wooded area behind Wal-Mart.

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