HOUSTON – Houston police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who they said sexually assaulted two children over the span of five years.
Police said on the morning of Thursday, July 5, 2019, officers received a report of sexual abuse. During the investigation, police said the two victims told them they were sexually abused by 68-year-old Rafael Salazar Jr.
Detectives said they learned that Salazar Jr. sexually abused the first victim on multiple occasions, starting in July 2013 and continuing through September 2018. Detectives said they also learned Salazar Jr. sexually assaulted the second victim in January of 2018.
According to the district attorney’s office, the second victim reported they were touched inappropriately by Salazar. The victim told police Salazar Jr. touched her “private area.”
Police said on Dec. 4, 2019, Salazar Jr. was charged with continuous sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.
Salazar Jr. is described as being a Hispanic man who is about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. Police said he was last seen in southeast Houston.
Crime Stoppers said they may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of Salazar Jr. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.