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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Grand Jury hands down first indictment for solicitation of a prostitute

This week, Bexar county Grand Juries handed down 196 felony indictments.

Larry Vaquera is the first person in Bexar County charged with solicitation of a prostitute, a law that took effect Sep. 1, 2021. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 16, 2021, Vaquera knowingly offered or agreed to pay a fee to another person for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct, namely sexual intercourse and deviate sexual intercourse, and the fee constituted money. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 399th District Court. Solicitation of a prostitute is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in a state jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

Benito Villegas is charged with invasive visual recording. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 5, 2020, Villegas, with intent to invade the privacy of the complainant and without consent of the complainant, recorded by electronic means a visual image of the complainant in a bathroom. This case is being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division in the 379th District Court. Invasive visual recording is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in a state jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person charged by indictment is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury or a judge. Because these and potentially other cases are either pending or may be under investigation, we can make no further comment on them.

Copies of indictments may be requested from the Bexar County District Clerk. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court. 

 

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