Roma Man Arrested in Sex Abuse of a Child Case

A 71-year-old Roma resident identified as Carlos Capetillo was arrested after being indicted by a Starr County grand jury last Friday on a charge stemming from sexual abuse of a child. He was placed in custody by the Roma Police Department who transported him to the Starr County Jail. District Judge José Luis Garza set his bond at $150,000 and information on a release is not yet available.

According to the indictment filed on May 31st Capetillo is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a young child during the time period of October 22, 2014 to December 21, 2017. The victim, who’s name is omitted for their protection, was less than 14 years of age. Although general, the three statements listed in the indictment describe sexual acts that victimize the child.

Capetillo is no stranger to law enforcement. His prior convictions include several cases of driving while intoxicated, evading arrest, and resisting arrest search or transport. Capetillo was arrested last month but was released on a $15,000 bond. With the indictment Capetillo will need to post the bond amount of $150k set by Judge Garza. The case will continue in the 381st District Court.

The charge is a first degree felony. If convicted he could face a life sentence or imprisonment of 25 to 99 years.

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