BCSO Arrests Suspect in Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Alvin Teenager
Brazoria County investigators said John Orozco, 36, lured a student into his car by pretending to be an absent officer. His description contributed to his arrest.
ALVIN, Texas – The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of an Alvin ISD student.
John Orozco, 36, is charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. He is a registered sex offender from Rosharon, according to BCSO.
Orozco was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday evening thanks to a citizen tip that arrived shortly after BCSO and KHOU 11 shared the suspect’s sketch. Investigators matched the tipster’s name with a photo ID of Orozco and it closely resembled the sketch.
âThis wouldn’t have been possible without the public, the Alvin Police Department, the Alvin ISD Police Department and, in particular, forensic artist Kristin Hill of the Houston Police Department who directed the composite sketch, “Lt. Jeff Mink of the BCSO said at a press conference. .
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“She’s a strong young woman”
Mink also credited the victim who was able to provide a good description with details about her attacker, despite the trauma she suffered.
âShe’s a strong young woman and without her keeping a cool head and getting these details we wouldn’t have gone as far as we have,â he said.
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BCSO Investigators say Orozco posed as an absenteeism officer and lured the girl into his car on Tuesday, October 19. The victim was dropped off a few hours later and the police were called.
Orozco was silent and said nothing when he was arrested and taken to Brazoria County Jail, according to Mink. BCSO said he was wanted under a Beeville arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault with a lethal domestic violence weapon.
It is held on bonds totaling $ 550,000.
Relief to Alvin
News of the arrest will be a great relief to the residents of Alvin, where news of the horrific crime has quickly spread.
“It is absolutely terrible,” said neighbor Christian Greengrass.
Greengrass lives along the street where investigators said the girl was abducted just outside Alvin High School.
Investigators did not say whether the victim was educated there. They don’t want to divulge too many details about her age in order to protect her identity.
âI mean, it’s really shocking because all the neighbors are listening to each other, we’re going to talk about these things and it’s really terrible to hear about it,â Greengrass said.
“My roommate sent me the link this morning and it freaked me out,” parent Tamara Halata said. “Just because there’s a lot of construction going on here, a lot of different people and so I’m worried now.”
“Any man who prey on a child,” said Halata, “I’ll make someone quick real quick.”
Alvin ISD released this statement:
At Alvin ISD, the safety and security of every child is of the utmost importance to us. We are aware of the incident that was reported to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office this week. In response, Alvin ISD has increased the police presence in the area and will continue to assist the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office if needed.
Parents should also remind children not to get into vehicles with strangers even if they claim to be authority figures.
Call the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, Alvin Police Department, or any law enforcement agency if you have information about the case.
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