Affidavit: Marlin officer coerced undocumented worker to have sex
An arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday says Marlin police Capt. Hector Almazan Gonzalez, 51, coerced an undocumented kitchen worker identified only as A.M.C. into having sex by threatening to arrest her.
“She stated that Gonzalez told her that he could arrest her for being illegal, but he would not do that if she would have sex with him.”
Gonzalez, contacted by phone Thursday afternoon, had no comment his arrest or the allegations against him.
Gonzalez submitted an oral resignation Wednesday night, Marlin City Attorney John Keefer said Thursday.
The Marlin Police Department declined to comment on the arrest Thursday.
Gonzalez was later dismissed for reasons unrelated to the arrest.
A Falls County district attorney’s investigator and a Texas Ranger arrested Gonzalez late Wednesday afternoon on a sexual assault warrant as he worked an off-duty job at a financial institution in Marlin.
He was later released after posting $50,000 bond.
The woman told investigators that on June 27, 2016, Gonzalez, with whom she said she was once friends, helped her get a crash report from the Riesel Police Department after her husband was involved in a traffic accident.
“After printing the crash report, Gonzalez told A.M.C. that he would not give her the report unless she had sex with him,” the affidavit says.
Gonzalez took the woman to his home in Marlin where he performed oral sex on her, the affidavit said.
“She explained that she felt compelled to let Captain Gonzalez perform oral sex on her because he is a police officer and he can take care of her problems and she did not want to be arrested for being an undocumented alien,” the affidavit says.
The woman told investigators she had allowed Gonzalez to perform oral sex on her before, but said she never had intercourse with him, the affidavit said.
“He told her if she got in trouble with law enforcement, for her to call him for help in exchange for sex,” the affidavit says.
Texas Rangers continue to investigate and sources close to the case say additional charges are possible.