Student charged with sexual violation

By Jade Mardirosian
Staff Writer

A Baylor student was arrested on Wednesday and charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident that occurred on Oct. 2.

Mesquite sophomore Brandon Alvarez turned himself in to the Waco Police Department on Wednesday and was booked into the McLennan County Jail around 11 a.m. Alvarez posted $150,000 bond later that day according to the McLennan County records office.

According to Waco police, the victim reported that a man had become intoxicated at a party, and she took the man home to his apartment, located in South Waco.

It was also reported that the man forced the victim to have sex with him after they arrived at the apartment.

Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department said the incident was reported on Oct. 3 and he does not believe the victim and the assailant were acquaintances before the incident.

Swanton said the case has not been passed to the McLennan Country District Attorney’s office.

“We still have to do a District Attorney packet which has [things like] criminal history, [and] case evidence,” Swanton said.

The police will give that information to the District Attorney, who will then decide how to proceed with the case.

The Lariat filed an open records request with the Waco Police Department Thursday to obtain records related to this case.