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Yorktown man charged with sexual assault of a child

By Sonny Long
July 11, 2013 at 2:11 a.m.
Updated July 12, 2013 at 2:12 a.m.


A registered sex offender released from prison in March is back in jail after being charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child.

Manuel Rios, 35, of Yorktown, was arrested Wednesday after an outcry by family members of the 16-year-old girl, said Yorktown Police Officer Richard Ramirez.

After an investigation by Yorktown Police, DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson issued the arrest warrant for Rios.

Ramirez said the victim indicated the assaults began in April when Rios moved in with her family.

"She was able to remember two dates specifically, so that's why there are two charges," said Ramirez.

The second sexual assault charge stems from an incident earlier this month, said Ramirez.

Rios is also charged with failure to comply with his mandatory sex offender registration requirements for giving a false address, said Ramirez.

Rios was arrested in 1998 in Killeen for sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, according to Texas Department of Public Safety records.

He was sentenced to 13 years in prison and released March 28.

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