An undocumented Hispanic male whom is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Austin for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen victim he met at “Out Youth.”
Jose Medrano, a 24-year-old sex offender has been arrested and charged sexually assaulting a boy who was less than 17-years-old at the time of the incident. According to court documents the incident occurred 2 years ago, when the victim was 15.
Officers were responding to a call about a sex crime in November 2015 when the victim came forward to tell police he had been in a consensual relationship with Medrano in which they had multiple sexual encounters for about two years. The relationship ended two years ago, the teen victim told authorities.
The two met at Out Youth, a Austin program for LGBT teens, and Medrano became his “mentor,” the teen told police.
Out Youth is an organization that “serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.”
“Out Youth does not have a mentor program,” stated Aubrey Wilkerson, the organization’s director. “Medrano was never an employee or volunteer and none of the incidents described in Medrano’s arrest affidavit happened on Out Youth property.”
Austin police officers arrested Medrano on Monday, according to Travis County jail records. A bond of $50,000 has been set for the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. An ICE Detainer has been placed on Medrano, jail records revealed.