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Two men indicted on charges of molesting children
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – Two suspected child molesters face possible life sentences in prison if they lose their cases in district court here.

Charles Paul Chacon and Brandon David Garibay were indicted in unrelated cases when Bee County Grand Jury members met on July 17.

According to Bee County Sheriffs Office Investigator Steve Linam, Chacon had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 14 on March 1, 2005.

The charge, aggravated sexual assault, is a first degree felony.

In convicted, the 32-year-old suspect faces a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years or life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Linam said Chacon has not yet been arrested on the charge in Bee County, but he is in custody outside the state.

His bond was set at $50,000 by District Judge Janna Whatley.

Linam also was listed as the investigator in the case against Garibay, 30.

Grand jurors returned a true bill on two counts of sexual assault of a child. Both first degree felonies.

The indictment alleges that Garibay had sexual contact with an underage girl on Sept. 26 and again on Sept. 27, 2008.

His bond was set at $30,000.

Garibay also was indicted on four counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Each of those counts is a state jail felony. If convicted, Garibay could be sentenced to as much as two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000.

Linam alleged that the defendant failed to register as a sex offender on May 28, Aug. 13, Sept. 18 and Oct. 15 of 2013.

Bond on those charges was $50,000.

Others indicted on that Thursday included:

•Ricky Eugene Schenk on three counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

The offense is a second degree felony. A conviction on any of those counts could send Schenk to prison for up to 20 years and result in a $10,000 fine.

Linam also investigated that case, and he alleged that Schenk failed to register as a sex offender on Nov. 25, 2013, and again on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, 2013.

Bond was $10,000.

•Felipe Rodriguez, also known as Felipe Chavez Rodriguez, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because the defendant had a previous felony conviction.

According to Highway Patrol Trooper John Quiroga, Rodriguez was driving while under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 12, 2013. He had previous DWI convictions on Nov. 19 and on Dec. 10, 1997, both in Bee County.

The charge was enhanced because the defendant had a previous conviction on a charge of felony DWI on May 20, 1999, in Bee County.

Bond was $4,000.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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