Judge denies Brownwood man's motion to toss evidence in child sex crime case
BROWN COUNTY, Texas —
A state district court judge denied a motion to toss evidence in the case of a Brownwood man accused of inappropriately touching a teenager.
Christopher Romero, 34, was indicted last year by a Brown County grand jury for indecency with a child, according to court documents.
Court records showed Romero's lawyer filed a motion to suppress all the evidence that police submitted that identified his client as the suspect.
But inside the 35th Judicial District Court, prosecutors defended the evidence. Several officers testified and said Romero grabbed a 14-year-old girl's breast as she waited for the school bus.
Romero could be seen in dashcam video denying the accusation while being interviewed by police.
Brownwood Police Officer Kris Salazar said in his testimony that the victim identified Romero as the man who touched her.
After nearly six hours of testimony, Judge Stephen Ellis denied Romero's motion to suppress the evidence.
Romero remains in jail on a $75,000 bond, according to the Brown County Jail's website.