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Campus leader A.J. Aguinaga charged with 3 counts of indecency with a child

Campus leader A.J. Aguinaga charged with 3 counts of indecency with a child

October 22
02:37 2015

Alex Helm | Staff Writer

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The founder of the Transgender Intersex Alliance of Denton, A.J. Aguinaga, was arrested Oct. 13 by UNT police and charged with three counts of indecency with a child, according to university officials.

Aguinaga, 22, who remains in custody at the Denton County Jail, could face up to 20 years in prison for the second-degree felony offenses charged against him.

The crimes, UNT officials said, occurred in the General Academic Building from Sept. 14 through Sept. 25.

Two incidents allegedly occured in a General Academic Building bathroom, UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas said. An additional incident occured  at an off-campus house.

Police received a report on Oct. 9, which led to an investigation and Aguinaga’s arrest on Oct. 13.

At the university level, sexual misconduct sanctions can range from residence hall removal to expulsion, university spokeswoman Kelley Reese said.

According to the Texas penal code, indecency with a child is sexual contact with a person younger than the age of 17.

Because the alleged victim is below the age of 18, no information was reported about the victim, Reese said.

Aguinaga could not be reached for comment.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 23, 10:32

    Why wasn’t this information sent out the day he got arrested to all students, faculty and staff? Why did it take a week before this information was made available, especially to the people who are in that building and use that bathroom on a daily basis?

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