Police say man released on parole went on to rape 12-year-old girl ‘between 15 and 20 times’

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San Antonio, Texas – A 31-year-old man in Texas is facing some serious charges, as he’s been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl around ’15 – 20 times’ according to court records. The suspect alleged to have committed said acts was reportedly already on parole for unrelated charges.

Police in Texas arrested Efren Moreno on July 26th, after an incident that transpired on July 11th led to authorities being informed that Moreno had allegedly raped a young girl numerous times.

On July 11th, Moreno was reportedly invited to some gathering at a home where he had gotten into some kind of verbal spat with the 12-year-old girl’s stepfather over something Moreno mentioned about the young girl.

Apparently, whatever was said compelled the stepfather to converse with the girl’s mother, and they subsequently involved police. While interviewing with police, the 12-year-old girl informed authorities that Moreno had been abusing her at least three times a week during an unspecified period of time.

In total, Moreno is said to have raped the victim somewhere between 15 – 20 times.

Police say man released on parole went on to rape 12-year-old girl 'between 15 and 20 times'
Efren Moreno – Bexar County Jail

Moreno was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child and is being held at the Bexar County Jail. His bond was set at $75,000.

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In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 22-year-old mother was recently arrested for fatally shooting her 2-year-old daughter. 

Fox News 13 reports that Jasmine C. Daniels, 22, has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Zymeiia Stevens.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office filed the charges, and allege that Daniels gave conflicting statements to investigators.  She first denied, and then later admitted she “accidentally did it” while “playing around with her gun” in the basement of her home.

Stevens was fatally shot on the night of July 21st, in the 6600 block of North 105th Street in Milwaukee.  She died on her way to the hospital.

Fox6 had reported on July 22, that a 24 year old woman had been arrested, but her relationship to the deceased was not disclosed.  Neighbors reacted to what, at that time, appeared to have been a random shooting with anger and sadness.

in an interview with Fox6, neighbor Jalee Varnado said: 

“We don’t want kids dying from senseless gun violence, I feel bad for the family. I feel sorry for everybody.”

Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson said in an interview with Fox6:

“I am a parent to three children, two of which are girls, and they both are 2 years old, just like the girl who was killed last night,”

She went on to say:

“Just tragic. A tragic situation all the way around.”

The  autopsy revealed that the little girl suffered four gunshot wounds caused by one bullet, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The criminal complaint says, witnesses heard a gunshot around 7:30 p.m. and watched Jasmine Daniels, 22, run outside with the little girl who had been shot. Police and an ambulance were called, and the witnesses helped perform CPR on Stevens before paramedics arrived. Paramedics performed life-saving measures, but the two-year-old girl was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

Another witness said they saw a black male exit the residence after the shooting with a gun in his waistband, entering a silver, four-door car.

Daniels was interviewed by police at the hospital. Prosecutors said she began to offer different stories about what happened leading up to the shooting.

In an initial interview at the hospital on July 21st, Daniels told police her children, Stevens and her three-year-old son, were in her basement apartment, WITI reported. Daniels said she then heard “three to four” gunshots and heard her daughter screaming.

Detectives asked for consent to search the premises and Daniels refused.  She was then taken into custody for obstruction.

A warrant was obtained, and a search of the residence found the following items, according to the complaint:

  • A black digital scale
  • A package of suspected cocaine knotted in a clear baggie on the floor by a couch
  • Sergeant major ammunition box with four unspent cartridges
  • Multiple cellphones
  • A black Glock magazine (loaded with multiple different brand 9mm cartridges)
  • A plastic baggie containing three nickel 9mm Luger cartridges
  • A pill bottle containing suspected cocaine
  • A fired brass bullet located in the drywall

Police said, Daniels later changed her story and blamed her son for accidentally shooting the little girl.

Later during questioning, she admitted that her son did not shoot his sister.  She said that she was in her basement apartment with the children when an unknown black male came into the apartment, sat on the couch and began cleaning his gun.  Daniels said she took no action because the unknown black male wasn’t bothering her.  She said that five minutes later she heard a gunshot and the unknown man ran away.

Investigators were able to obtain video from outside the residence for the time period in which the shooting occurred.  Investigators say it did not show a man entering or leaving the residence.

During additional questioning on July 22, Daniels said she found the gun at a park the week before the shooting, and said she did not check to see if it was loaded, WITI reported. After another interview, in which Daniels gave a different story, police said she confessed to the shooting.

Daniels is scheduled to make an initial appearance in court on Aug. 2, the Journal Sentinel reported.  Cash bond has been set at $100,000.

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