Affidavit: Child reports years of sex abuse by San Angelo man to school officials
SAN ANGELO — A San Angelo man was arrested Tuesday after a child, 12, reported multiple sexual assaults over a three-year period, according to an arrest affidavit.
On Oct. 19, 2020, a child made an outcry and written statement of sexual abuse to school educators. The outcry included inappropriate touching, which began in 2017, records state.
The child, during an interview at the San Antonio Child Advocacy Center on Oct. 29, told investigators the assaults happed in "Grape Creek," later identified as a San Angelo address. Their father would leave the child and a sibling with the man during summer visitations while he went to work, according to the affidavit.
The first assault occurred when the child was around 7 or 8 years old. He touched the child inappropriately and told them "not to tell anyone," according to the affidavit.
The child's father told officers he took the children there several times a week while he went to work between June 15-July 27. The child also reported one sexual assault, according to the affidavit.
Augustin Dominguez Tapia, 75, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse on a child younger than 14 years old. He remained in the Tom Green County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 bond as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to online jail records.
This charge is a first degree felony punishable by 5-99 years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.