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Affidavit: Del Valle parents find 19-year-old hiding under girl’s bed


A 19-year-old who was found hiding under a Del Valle 13-year-old’s bed in April is facing felony charges for his alleged role in a relationship with the teen that lasted roughly a year.

Joel Aguilar will face a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Aguilar, who was 18 at the time of the relationship, is accused of using social media apps including Kik, Instagram and Snapchat to send sexually explicit messages and images to the teen for some time before being found by her parents on April 29, the affidavit said.

That day, the affidavit said, the teen skipped school and Aguilar came over while her parents weren’t home. The girl’s mother, however, came home early.

“As punishment for skipping school, the victim’s parents took her cell phone. At approximately (7 p.m.), the victim’s phone rang and it was Aguilar’s brother looking for him,” the document said.

According to the affidavit, the parents became suspicious and went up to the girl’s room. When they did, they found Aguilar hiding under her bed.

They then searched the phone and found nude photos of Aguilar and sexual conversations between the pair, the affidavit said.

The document said the victim told investigators that Aguilar knew her age, but told her “age was just a number.”

Aguilar told Austin police he and the teen would still be dating if he hadn’t been caught, the document said.


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