DNA links man to aggravated child sex assault case

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — David Anthony Maynez, 21, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after DNA results managed to link him to an incident more than nine months after it happened, according to police.

Maynez was already in the Travis County Correction Complex in Del Valle on unrelated charges when police went to arrest him, and he is in jail on a $75,000 bond.

Police say a 13-year-old reported the incident after walking into a business in the 10100 block of North Interstate 35 on July 14, 2013 — unaware of where she was and how she got there.

A runaway from a treatment center where she was staying, the teen told police she stayed at a friend’s house. She and her friend reportedly walked to the Lamar Transit Center at North Lamar and U.S. Highway 183 and accompanied two men — strangers — after they asked them to “come hang out with them.”

The teen told police that while she got on the bus with the men, her friend decided to return home.

She remembers going to a party with the men and drinking something that made her sick, but the next thing she knew, she was waking up in someone’s frontyard. Dazed and confused, that’s when she walked to the business on I-35 and asked to use the phone to call 911.

DNA evidence collected at the hospital helped identify Maynez as the suspect, police said. Investigators then got information about the matching DNA on April 29 and arrested Maynez on Tuesday.

Detectives tell KXAN the victim in this case is the same victim who reported being sexually assaulted several times after running away from Austin’s Settlement Home in June 2013. She reported multiple sexual assaults to police who have been investigating ever since.

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