20-Year-Old San Angelo Man Indicted for Kidnapping & Abusing Child

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – Cody Todd Parker was indicted by a Tom Green County Grand Jury on Sept. 10, 2020, for sexual assault of a child, which is a second degree felony in the state of Texas that carries a penalty of two to twenty years in a state prison and, or a fine of up to $10,000.

The  20-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on the morning of July 17 after officers with the San Angelo Police Department claim he picked up a child who was walking home and sexually assaulted her for two days. 

According to the affidavit, on May 19, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the report of a sexual assault involving a child. When officers arrived they spoke with an adult on scene and learned the following. 

According to the adult, on May 17, the victim left  her residence and did not return until two days later when the victim made an outcry claiming that she had been sexually assaulted.

The victim was then interviewed where investigators learned more details from the time frame when the child was missing. The child claimed that she was walking along the road on May 17 when she was picked up by the defendant Cody Parker, 20, along with a second passenger identified as a friend of Parkers, where the child was then taken to a residence near the 1700 block of W. Harris Ave. 

Officers then went to the residence and spoke with a witness who told them that Parker had brought the victim to the house and that she had slept there for two days. The witness told police that Parker had previously told her that he had sex with the girl, as well as taken a shower with her.

According to the report, the witness claimed that after the child said she was fourteen years old she was taken home. 

Investigators continued by questioning another person involved that night, later identified as co-defendant Kalob Reyes-Martin, who was interviewed by SAPD officers. During his interview Martin claimed that he only knew the victim because they had met at the house off W. Harris Ave, and told the officers that he didn't know if Parker had sex with the girl but knew they had showered together.

According to the indictment, Martin later admitted to having sex with the victim, but claimed that after the child said she was fourteen years old she was immediately taken home. 

SAPD officers then met with the Defendant who admitted that he had picked up the girl while the she was walking and took her to the house on W. Harris. Parker admitted to having intercourse with the girl once on the couch and once in the shower, however he claimed to have no idea if Reyes-Martin had sex with the child or not.

In his interview Parker went on to claim that after the child admitted she was fourteen years old that she was quickly taken home. 

Parker was arrested by authorities with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office on July 14 for the Sexual Assault of a Child at 5:22 a.m. His bond was initially set at $35,000, and he was released the same day around 9:58 a.m.

On Sept. 10, 2020, Parker was indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury for sexual assault of a child which is a second degree felony in the state of Texas.

 

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