A Lubbock County Grand jury indicted three men this week after they were accused in separate cases of sexual abuse involving children.
Brandon Barrientez, 19, and Joshua Robledo, 20, are each charged with separate counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child, which carries a punishment of five years to life in prison.
Chad Moore, 29, is charged with a second-degree felony count of indecency with a child by sexual contact, which carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison.
The A-J does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
Lubbock police responded to a call reporting a sexual assault Nov. 17, 2016, at a home in the 3400 block of East Cornell.
A family member there told police a 5-year-old girl made an outcry to her four days before about being sexually abused by Barrientez while she slept that summer, according to an arrest warrant issued Dec. 18.
Garcia said she confronted Barrientez, who denied the outcry, the warrant states.
The girl told a forensic interviewer Barrientez sexually assaulted her while she was sleeping on a couch and told her not to tell anyone, the warrant states. She said Barrientez also molested her at the women’s restroom at a Wal-Mart.
Barrientez was arrested Jan. 5 and was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center where he remains. His bond is set at $75,000.
On March 24 of 2017, police responded to a sexual assault call at a home in the 1900 block of 24th Street.
A relative of a 7-year-old girl told police the girl made an outcry accusing Moore of inappropriately touching her, according to an arrest warrant issued on Dec. 18.
The girl told a forensic interviewer Moore groped her chest while they were alone. Later, she said he exposed himself to her, the warrant states.
The warrant states Moore responded to the girl’s outcry by telling police the family member threatened to “make his life hell” after he ended their relationship.
Moore was booked Jan. 6 into the Lubbock County jail, where he remains. His bond is set at $20,000.
Police responded July 30 to the Covenant Medical Center emergency room for a sexual assault report.
A family member told police a 5-year-old girl made an outcry accusing Robledo and two other people of sexually assaulting her, according to an arrest warrant issued Dec. 21.
The girl told a forensic interviewer the abuse happened multiple times.
A sexual assault nurse examiner found injuries on the girl’s genitals that may have resulted from an assault or may have been self-inflicted, the warrant states.
Robledo was being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on an unrelated case when a detective spoke to him.
During the interview, Robledo reportedly admitted to the detective he abused the girl, the warrant states. He also reportedly admitted to abusing other children. However, he told the detective the girl initiated the sexual contact and he let her.
A warrant for his arrest was prepared on Dec. 21. However, Robledo was booked again into the Lubbock County jail on Dec. 8 for violating a promise to appear in court on an unrelated case. Court records show he was served the warrant for the sexual assault case on Dec. 22.