The man accused of posing as a truancy officer, abducting and sexually assaulting an Alvin High School student has been arrested, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
John Orozco, 36, has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault.
This was the sketch released of the suspect by authorities.
On Oct. 19, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said an Alvin ISD student was abducted and sexually assaulted by a man who convinced her he was an officer who worked in law enforcement.
Authorities said after Orozco convinced the girl to get inside of his vehicle, he drove her to the Chocolate Bayou boat ramp at State Highway 35, where he sexually assaulted her before dropping her back off.
“Always teach your kids not to get in the car with somebody you don’t even know,” one parent said.
Deputies said after receiving a tip about Orozco, authorities were able to obtain a search warrant for his home where evidence was collected connecting Orozco to the incident involving the Alvin ISD student. Investigators said they also learned Orozco had an outstanding warrant from Beeville for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon towards a family member.
Alvin ISD released the following statement:
“In Alvin ISD, the safety and security of each child are of utmost importance to us. We are aware of the incident that was reported to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office this week. In response, Alvin ISD has increased police presence in the area and will continue to assist the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office as needed.”
Orozco remains in the Brazoria County Jail on a $550,000 bond.
Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office along with the Alvin Police Department are continuing the investigation and seeking the public’s help with any information on Orozco, or any prior unreported offenses or incidents he may have been involved in.