- Authorities are looking for Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes for sexual abuse of minors.
- The Houston Police Department needs the help of the community.
- They offer a $ 5,000 reward.
Houston rapists. Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes are fugitives in Texas, in separate cases of sexual abuse of minors. The Houston Police Department (HPD) needs the help of the Hispanic community to be able to stop the three men, before they commit another sexual abuse against children.
The non-profit organization Houston Crime Stoppers released the photographs of the three fugitives sought by the HPD Special Victims Division, in separate cases, Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes are alleged child sex offenders in Texas.
Have you seen these fugitives for sexual abuse of minors?
According to Texas State Penal Code, the charge of sexual assault of minors is punishable by a sentence of two to ten years in prison, depending on the severity in each case, who is found guilty after facing trial. The legal documents for each crime, due to the seriousness of the allegations, are not available for public consultation.
If anyone knows the true whereabouts of Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes, HPD asks that they call 713.222.8477 of the Houston Crime Stoppers organization. There is a reward of up to $ 5,000 to anyone who provides reliable information leading to the arrest of one of the fugitives for sexual abuse. All tracks will be kept anonymous.
Houston rapists: Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez
Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, his age is not known, is wanted for sexual abuse by agents of the HPD Special Victims Division, after they received a report of the notice of a minor in an apartment complex in 1800 Wirt Road, near the corner of Long Point Road, in the Hispanic neighborhood of Spring Branch.
HPD agents received the report on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and the victim told them that Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez repeatedly committed sexual abuse, from July 2014 to at least July 2015. Medina Jiménez is 5 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair.
Houston rapists: Alfonso Rocha Jiménez
The case of sexual abuse against Alfonso Rocha Jiménez was discovered by HPD agents after a report in June 2020 by a relative of the attacked minor, which occurred in an apartment complex at 3100 Golfcrest Boulevard, southeast of the area. Houston metropolitan area, from October 2012 to October 2015 at least.
According to agents from the HPD Special Victims Division, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez, 36, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair. The investigation does not detail the relationship that Rocha Jiménez had with the victim of sexual abuse for three years.
Houston rapists: León Jaimes has been a fugitive for years
The accusation of sexual abuse against León Jaimes, according to the HPD, dates back to February 2018 after the underage victim confessed to the detectives of the Special Victims Division that the man had sexually abused her in November 2017 on at least one occasion.
According to the arrest warrant for 40-year-old León Jaimes, the man is 5 feet 6 inches tall, has a slim build at 140 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair. The crime also occurred in an apartment complex on 100 East Edgebrook Drive, southeast of the Houston metropolitan area.
Multiple coincidences in sexual abuse cases
In the investigation for sexual abuse against Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes by agents of the HPD Division of Sexual Crimes, several patterns are repeated that are common in most victims of sexual abuse of minors.
All three cases were released several months after they happened as, perhaps due to social stigma, the victims did not disclose the sexual abuse immediately after it happened. The three men were people close to the victims, although details of their relationship will not be released to protect the victims.
The serious problem of sexual abuse of minors in the United States
The problem of the sexual abuse of minors is very serious in the United States. According to the nonprofit organization National Center for Victims of Crime, the exact number of victims who suffer sexual abuse is difficult to pin down because many of them choose not to speak up and carry their pain and tragedy in silence.
The organization estimates that because of that, the number of victims of sexual abuse is actually much higher than any official statistic can offer. The National Center for Victims of Crime details that one in five girls and one in 20 boys in the United States has suffered some type of sexual abuse.
Houston Rapists: The Permanent Aftermath
The United States Department of Justice has the report Criminal Victimization, consulted by MundoHispánico in Texas, which details that 63 of every 100 victims of sexual abuse suffered the attack by a relative or person close to their family. Sexual abuse often occurs in the victim’s home.
According to psychologists and social workers at the National Center for Victims of Crime, a child who is a victim of prolonged sexual abuse generally develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness, and an abnormal or distorted view of sex.
The pain of children that marks them forever
In addition, the child can become withdrawn and distrustful of all adults and can even become potentially suicidal. There is another factor that puts children who do not live with both parents at risk, just as children who live in dysfunctional households, who experience traumatic divorce or domestic violence, are at greater risk of sexual abuse.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a research agency of the United States government based in Atlanta, Georgia, that analyzes the effects of various diseases in the country and classifies sexual abuse as a serious problem that should be attacked.
“Adults must prevent child sexual abuse”
According to the CDC, caring adults play a critical role in protecting the child from an impending case of sexual abuse. The organization details that “adults must take the necessary measures to prevent child sexual abuse” as one of the highest priorities.
The government organization explains that “adults are responsible for ensuring that children have safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments. Resources for child sexual abuse have focused primarily on the treatment of victims after the attack and criminal justice-oriented approaches for abusers.
Violators Houston: There are resources in Texas to help
It was in Texas where the cases of sexual abuse occurred, for which now the agents of the HPD Special Victims Division are looking for Mario Alberto Medina Jiménez, Alfonso Rocha Jiménez and León Jaimes. In the Lone Star State there are various government and civil aid centers for victims of sexual abuse.
Ken Paxton, Attorney General for the State of Texas, offers the link Resources for Victims of Crime with a long list of non-profit organizations, links to law enforcement agencies and a help center for victims of sexual abuse. Many of those help resources have staff who speak Spanish and do not ask about the victim’s immigration status.
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