Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Salvador Desiderio-Zapote Wanted for Sexually Assaulting 10-year-old

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl, but he is believed to have made a run for the border.

Salvador Desiderio-Zapote, 29, is charged with two counts of child sexual abuse. Durant Police Detective Shane Harkey began investigating in May after receiving a report that the suspect touched a girl’s private parts.

An affidavit states that a girl told a Department of Human Services worker that Desiderio-Zapote had fondled her numerous times.

Harkey talked to Desiderio-Zapote and told him he was required to keep police informed of his address until the investigation was finished. According the affidavit, Desiderio-Zapote agreed and said he would not leave town until the investigation was completed.

After the victim was interviewed, Harkey determined that he had probable cause to make a warrantless arrest, and when he went to the suspect’s home, the occupant said that Desiderio-Zapote fled to Hidalgo, Mexico, to avoid prosecution, the affidavit states.

Harkey visited Desiderio-Zapote’s employer and was told that he had not reported to work since May 10 and told employees he was going back to Mexico before police put him in jail.

In other court cases, Bobby Ramos Madrid, 32, Durant, was charged Monday with two felony counts of injury to a minor child, plus a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

Madrid is accused of throwing a 4-year-old child across the room and hitting a 10-year-old child on the back with a key. He also is charged with hitting his girlfriend and slamming her to the ground.

Durant Police Patrolman Shane Walker began investigating Thursday after he was dispatched to a convenience store on East Highway 70 to take an assault report.

A woman told Harkey she was at Madrid’s residence with her children in the 1200 block of East Cedar Street. She told Harkey that she got into an argument with Madrid and that he then picked up her 4-year-old child and threw him across the room, the report stated.

She said she attempted to leave in her vehicle and Madrid would not let her, so she began walking north on South McLean Road.

According to the report, she said Madrid drove up and tried to get her to get inside his vehicle. When she would not, he slammed her to the ground. The woman’s 10-year-old daughter tried to help her mother, according to police, and he hit her on the back with a key.

Madrid left, according to police, and Harkey found him later that day at a residence in the 200 block of Southeast Fifth Avenue. He was arrested and his bond was set at $32,500.

According to court records, Madrid has prior convictions for assault and battery with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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