Couple assaults man because he is a sex offender

Couple assaults man because he is a sex offender
HARLINGEN PD
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POSTED: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:18am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 3:37pm

A woman and her boyfriend are arrested for assaulting a man who happens to be their next door neighbor.

On Tuesday, August 20th at around 3:30 p.m. police were called to the 200 block of East Madison in reference to a disturbance.

Police interviewed the victim, a 23 year-old man, who stated that the female in the apartment next to him began calling him names and then began slapping and punching him in the face.

During the assault the woman's boyfriend saw the assault and began punching the man leaving visible lacerations on the victim's face and upper lip.

Police questioned the couple and identified them as Monica Strawberrie Nieves, 31, and Juan Antonio Quezada, 19, who police say admitted assaulting the victim because he was a sex offender.

Nieves and Quezada were both arrested and charged with assault and accessed a $1,000 bond.

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