Midland Man Behind Bars for Molesting Boy While Watching Pornography

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man is behind bars for molesting a boy while watching porn.

51-year-old Juan Zarate is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a minor, indecency with a child and displaying harmful material to a minor.

A 13-year old boy and his mother told Midland Police about the assault.

The boy said Zarate came out to the boy and introduced him to gay pornography.

On one occasion, Zarate said he was going to take him to fill water bottles for the boy's grandmother.

He instead took the boy to his house, took off the boy's clothes and performed sexual acts on him.

Zarate tried to get the boy to reciprocate but he refused.

A search warrant allowed police to turn up gay porn tapes and magazines.