NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – A Navy veteran who worked as a school bus driver for the Comal Independent School District is wanted on charges he engaged in sexual conduct with a child.
New Braunfels police issued an arrest warrant on May 25 for Raymond Parizo, Jr.
Winona Parizo was married to Raymond Parizo, Jr. for 15 years. "Our divorce is going to be final July 15," Parizo said.
She said she has not heard from Parizo since the warrant was issued. "He was at his girlfriend's on Thursday and since Thursday I haven't seen anyone who's heard from him since," Winona Parizo said.
The hardest part for Winona is that Raymond's alleged teenage victim is a member of her family. "Something was up. I wasn't sure what it was," she said, explaining she saw red flags.
After some strange behavior, the girl started seeing a psychiatrist. That's when she made an outcry.
New Braunfels police immediately opened an investigation. Winona turned over phones and computers as evidence.
"He had a storage unit also that they searched and they found laptops and his phones," Winona Parizo said.
Police also notified Comal ISD, where Raymond had been driving school buses for the past two months.
A district spokesman released a statement on Wednesday in regard to the charges:
"As soon as we learned about the allegations on May 24 from NBPD, we immediately began taking the appropriate personnel action that this situation warranted and he is no longer employed by the district. Also, we do not have any indication at this time that he had inappropriate contact with any Comal ISD students."
Police confirmed they do not have any other victims listed in this case, but are urging any other potential victims to come forward.
Winona hopes people will check with children in their families.
"Always ask more than once because they probably won't say it the first time. Make sure you're asking the right questions and look at the signs. They're there if you look," she said.
New Braunfels police are reviewing evidence and said more charges could be added.
Police ask anyone who has information on Raymond Parizo Jr. to call the department at 830-221-4100.