By Moses Leos III
A San Marcos man is currently being held in the Hays County Jail after he was arrested for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a familial relation over a seven year period.
Authorities arrested Lewis Anthony Contreras, 49, of San Marcos and charged him with aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual assault of a child, which are both first degree felones. Contreras was also charged with sexual assault of a child, along with a charge of delivery of a controlled substance to child. Contreras is being held on $300,000 bond.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim, now a 17-year-old, approached police on June 23 to file a sexual assault report.
The victim said the abuse began when she was ten years old and in the fifth grade. She told police the abuse started in approximately 2008 and continued until 2015.
In the affidavit, the victim told police that Contreras began taking showers with her in the fifth grade, and that he began to teach her to clean his private areas.
She also informed police that Contreras entered the victim’s room at night while she was sleeping, and that he performed or attempted to perform sexual acts.
The victim said Contreras had given her medication at night, which she thought were for her allergies.
But the victim told authorities a year before filing the report, Contreras began to give her new medications that he said were antihistamines.
The victim, via the affidavit, described the feeling as being intoxicated or hungover; she explained that she knew what that felt like as Contreras had given her alcohol before.
She also informed police of occasions when she found her clothing off when waking up in the morning. She informed police she has not experienced that after she had moved out of the house.
It was determined that the prescription drug Ambien, which was prescribed to Lewis by a doctor for insomnia, was the medication given to the victim after she identified it.
The doctor informed authorities that the distribution or administration of Ambien is commonly used as a date-rape drug, and that a child isn’t prescribed the drug unless there were rare circumstances.