Man charged with molesting 10-year-old child in 2018
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – A 27-year-old Wichita Falls man is charged with assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2018 and police investigators said during the investigation they had knowledge of the incident. a 2012 case in which they say the same thing the man was listed as a suspect in a case involving another victim.
Heron Mora is charged with one count of indecency with a child through sexual contact.
He is jailed on $150,000 bond.
The most recent case was reported to police in December 2018 and the affidavit says detectives worked on part of the case then.
He was reassigned to an investigator on March 1 this year and an arrest warrant was issued on March 29.
A relative of the girl reported that she learned that Mora touched the girl inappropriately on the chest and buttocks.
Police then questioned the girl’s mother who told them her daughter screamed that Mora rubbed her hands on her chest, buttocks and private area, and also kissed her.
The Crimes Against Children Unit arranged a forensic interview with the girl.
She told them that Mora went to the casino with her parents and got drunk, so her parents let her stay at their house that night. She said the next morning she and Mora were watching TV and he asked for a hug, then kissed her and started touching her in her private places through her clothes.
She said she was sitting on his lap and he moved further back onto her lap and held her there.
The detective met with the mother again and said she told them she knew Mora had assaulted other family members in the past.
Police spoke to one of these alleged victims and learned that Mora had been suspected of sexual behavior with a child in 2012.
Police set up an interview with Mora and he told them he had no recollection of such an incident in 2018 and that he was an alcoholic and often forgot what he was doing when drunk . But he denied this incident and the one reported in 2012 with another victim.
Police said they never told Mora the name of the person reporting the 2018 incident, who is also the alleged victim in 2012, but Mora identified her.
When asked how Mora knew who reported the allegations, they said Mora got up and left the interrogation room saying “I’m done.”