CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER ACCUSED OF SECOND CRIME
Source: KFDX News Center
Date: January 17, 2004
A former Fort Hood soldier has been convicted in Montague for stalking a 14 year old Bowie girl after meeting her on the Internet. While out on bond on that charge, he was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex with a 15 year old girl in Bastrop county. That girl turned out to be an attorney general cyber crime unit investigator.
37 year old Mauro Palacio of Killeen was sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison by the Montague County jury after only 15 minutes of deliberation. The attorney general`s office says Palacio traveled to Bowie last year and went to the girl`s home while she was home alone with a younger sister. Palacio left the area when the younger sister told him her sister was not home. He was arrested in Killeen last March. He now faces a federal trial for the other alleged stalking in November.
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