Magistrate Orders Man Held In Local Child Sex Abuse Case

Oscar Acosta (Jail photo)

FORT HOOD (February 21, 2014) A man from Bryan was held Friday in the McLennan County Jail after a federal magistrate ordered him detained on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor.

U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske on Thursday set a detention hearing for Oscar Alonzo Acosta, 26, and ordered Acosta to remain in custody until the March 3 appearance.

A federal complaint filed by FBI agents who investigated the allegation says Fort Hood military police, on February 14, encountered a vehicle at about 10 p.m. in the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area that they investigated as a criminal trespass incident.

As MPs approached the vehicle they saw a man and a female inside who were engaged in sexual activity.

Subsequent investigation revealed the man was 26-years-old and the girl was only 14.

FBI agents obtained a warrant naming Acosta and he was booked into the McLennan County Jail on Feb. 15, the affidavit says.