Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez 

A Killeen man is behind bars Monday after police charged him with prohibited sexual conduct on Thursday.

Juan Jose Hernandez, 46, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Thursday on a charge of prohibited sexual conduct, according to an arrest affidavit, after a relative came forward with an accusation of an ongoing decade-long sexual assault.

On March 30, Killeen police officers responded to the 4500 block of Indigo Drive to investigate a case of prohibited sexual conduct.

A woman told officers Juan Hernandez had “sexual intercourse with her that day,” according to the arrest affidavit.

“Juan Hernandez stated that he was going to give her a spanking,” the arrest affidavit states.

Instead, Hernandez allegedly had sex with the woman, police said.

Police recovered the woman’s clothes and other evidence from a trash can, according to the affidavit.

“(The woman) further stated that Juan Hernandez began sexually abusing her around the time she was 8 years old,” according to the affidavit. “She stated that the sexual abuse continued from the time she was 8 years old until March 30, 2021. She stated that Juan Hernandez sexually abused her approximately once a month, every month since she was 8 years old.”

Police also are investigating a separate account of sexual assault of a minor who also lives at the residence.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke set Hernandez’s bond at $250,000 Thursday for the third-degree felony.

In other arraignment cases Monday:

Joseph Allen Shuker, 28, of Harker Heights, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Friday on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke set his bond at $100,000.

Roger Thomas Crawford, 37, of Killeen, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Sunday on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony. Cooke set his bond at $50,000.

Angel Angry Halley, 50, of Killeen, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than one gram. Cooke set her bond at $20,000.

Brandon Christopher Taylor, 31, of Killeen, was booked into the Bell County Jail on Saturday on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony. Cooke set his bond at $50,000.

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