Are children safe in the capital of Texas? Recently a case of child assault came to light due to the vigorous of the cop. An absconder criminal was arrested last week after assaulting a minor child of 14 years who had gone missing just before Christmas.
According to KXAN, a local news agency of Austin, capital of Texas, Ronald Christopher Martin (47) was seen by an officer who was on another call near a store located at 5001 W.U.S. 290. Officer saw Martin with the minor, a 14 years old boy, Kerry Brooks, allegedly sexually assaulted by Martin.
Brooks’ family filed a missing complaint on December 19 at the local police station. He had told family members that he was going to the nearby nursing home, after which he never reached that place nor returned home.
Brooks and Martin met on social media:
After conversing with each other, Martin solicited the victim for nude photos even after being aware of his age. Martin visited the Brooks place for photographs.
According to Brooks family members, “Brooks spends most of his time outside the home with strangers.” Brooks was very fond of making strangers his friend. So this may lead to the cause of this crime.
Martin is a homeless person:
According to KXAN, after an investigation by police, they realized that Martin had lived in the building’s back portion for the last one and half years from where the police arrested him.
In Texas, sexual violence is an offense, which comes under delinquent activity. For these crimes, Texas has certain laws which Martin has to face.
An officer reported that Martin is expected to face felony charges, including fines and prison. Currently, he is being held at the Travis County jail along the bond of $50,000.