There's nothing that pisses me off more than adults taking advantage LGBT youth who really do need guidance and leadership and instead of providing that their main objective is sex. I've seen time and time again where that youth then ends up not trusting anyone in authority and rejects any future help because they think that when they ask for help the payment for that is sex.
Police in Austin, Texas are looking for a suspect who allegedly started a relationship with a teenager he met through a LGBT youth organization.
Late last week, an arrest warrant was issued for Ever Jose Medrano. He’s charged with sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.
Police claim in 2012, when the suspect was 21, he had sexual encounters with a 15-year-old.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the relationship surfaced this past November during an investigation of a separate sex crime. The victim approached the police and said he and Medrano had a consensual sexual relationship, from 2012 to 2014.
The two met at an Austin LGBT youth program called OutYouth. The teen called described the suspect his ‘mentor.’
Aubrey Wilkerson, OutYouth’s director, told the Austin American the organization has no ‘mentor’ program and Medrano was never an employee or volunteer. OutYouth informed the police the youth and suspect were part of the group at the same time.
According to reports for Medrano’s arrest, none of the sexual encounters occurred on OutYouth property.
The relationship has been confirmed by the suspect’s brother, who allegedly walked in on the two having sex.
When he was 17, Medrano registered as a juvenile sex-offender after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old.
Last month, the suspect was arrested for violating his sex-offender registration. After posting bail, he was released.
Medrano has not yet been arrested.