Wife turns in husband for alleged sexual assault of illegal immigrant

Wife turns in husband for alleged sexual assault of illegal immigrant
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department

POSTED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:52am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:54pm

Hidalgo County deputies arrested a man after his wife called the Sheriff's Department about him sexually assaulting another female.

On Saturday, June 29, deputies responded to brown frame home, located on Houston Street, in regards to a sexual assault in progress.

A call had been made to the department, from a female, stating her husband was sexually assaulting the maid at that home.

Deputies arrived to the location and noticed a partially opened front door and heard a muffled sound inside the home. The deputy entered the residence and found an adult male, later identified as Demetrio Vallejo, 41, and a nude female laying on the bed.

The female stated that she entered the country illegally and had been taken to a home in Weslaco. She was then moved to another location in Edcouch where she was sexually assaulted by the same man.

The victim was able to call the homeowner, at the Weslaco home, and tell her where she was being held and what was occurring.

Vallejo was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint.

He was arraigned on Monday, July 1, and was given a $350,000 bond on all three charges.

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