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October 7th, 2008
Texas State Graduate Student Indicted for Sex Offenses

Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested an Austin area jazz musician in San Marcos at approximately 9:00 p.m. October 6. David Chenu, 30, was indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury on October 1, 2008, alleging six counts involving indecency and aggravated sexual assaults against a minor child. Chenu’s criminal conduct is believed to have taken place in separate incidents in November and December of 2007.The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, made up by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department, the Travis, Williamson, and Caldwell Counties Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshals, were assisted by the Texas State University Police in detaining Chenu. He is currently under the Hays County Detention Center’s custody pending extradition to Comal County, in New Braunfels.

In a press release obtained by Andy Sevilla of, LaFayette Collins, a U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, was satisfied with the arrest. “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is committed to hunting down criminals who prey upon innocent victims – our children,” said Collins. “We will be happy to send David Chenu back to Comal County where he will certainly have his day in court.”

Chenu was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Composition at Texas State University, and according to his website,, he was a graduate assistant in the University’s jazz program. His website has him scheduled to perform at the Evans Auditorium, along with the Texas State University Jazz Ensemble, on October 6 at 8:00 p.m.

According to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Justice of the Peace Joanne Prado has set bond at $200,000.


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  2. Oh wow! I’ve seen this guy around town. It’s kind of crazy how one thinks pedophiles are not in our community, and come to find out they shop at our stores, go to our schools,and (like this guy) even provide entertainment. Nowadays, we must always have our eyes wide open, including the ones in the back of our head.

  3. Yikes! such a promising future flushed down the toilet. It’s unfortunate. I hope the minor is okay, I can’t even imagine the trauma.

  4. Remember, it says indicted, not convicted. In this country we are innocent until proven guilty. Then, IMO, if he is found guilty, hang the SOB before sunset.

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