Police: Sex assault victim met suspect at local nonprofit

Ever Jose Medrano, courtesy DPS

AUSTIN (KXAN) —  A registered sex offender has been charged with sexually assaulting a child he met at a local nonprofit organization that supports young “LGBTQ+,” according to a Jan. 22 arrest affidavit.

The victim told Austin police that 25-year-old Ever Jose Medrano committed the sexual assaults over several years ending in January of 2015. The victim met Medrano at Out Youth, when he was 14-years-old and Medrano was 20-years-old, the affidavit states. Out Youth is a Central Texas program from LGBTQ youths who are seeking guidance. The victim told police Medrano became his mentor.

Aubrey Wilkerson, executive director of Out Youth, said: “the person mentioned in the affidavit was never an employee or volunteer at Out Youth. Nor did the alleged incident occur on Out Youth property. Because there is a pending investigation, Out Youth is unable to comment further on the situation.”

In this case, Medrano has been charged with sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. According to Texas Department of Public Safety records, Medrano has been in charged for sexual assault before. In 2009, Medrano was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The victim was seven years old, according to DPS records.