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Former police officer accused of sexual assault receives five years deferred adjudication

Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 18:48:52-05

MARLIN — A former Marlin police captain accused of sexual assault received five years deferred adjudication after appearing in court Thursday, according to Falls County officials.


According to the Falls County Sheriff's Office, Hector Gonzalez, 51, was arrested by the Texas Rangers on June 28.

Gonzalez was charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony.

The mayor of Marlin, John Keefer, said that Gonzalez verbally resigned Wednesday night at 7:55 p.m.

The arrest affidavit said that Gonzalez approached the victim several times and told her he knew she was an undocumented immigrant. Gonzalez told the victim that he would not arrest her if she would have sex with him.

She said that in one encounter, Gonzalez reached out and grabbed her breast, and then left. The arrest affidavit said that Gonzalez told her he would keep her safe, and if she got in trouble with law enforcement, she could call him, and he would help in exchange for sex.

The affidavit said that she never had intercourse with Gonzalez, but he did perform oral sex on her. She said the oral sex happened after he helped her get a crash report after her husband had been a victim of a car accident in Riesel.

The victim said that after he had printed out the crash report, he told her he wouldn't give it to her unless she had sex with him. She said she would not have sex with him, but agreed to allow him to perform oral sex. He asked her to rub his penis, but she refused. He then made her watch him masturbate.

The arrest affidavit said that the victim continued to be friends with Gonzalez because she was afraid of being arrested for being in the country illegally. She tried to avoid him, and when he came into her place of work, she would try to stay in the back of the store.

After the five years, the deferred adjudication will not show up on Gonzalez's record.