Roger Bueno indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a child

by Michael Stafford
NewsWest 9

In the past year, the life of Roger Bueno has taken a dramatic turn from that of a popular high school student to a young man facing very serious charges.

NewsWest 9 has learned that Bueno was indicted on four counts.

Two of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, and two counts of indecency with a child.

NewsWest Nine first brought you the story of Roger Bueno back in April when he was picked up by immigration, the day after his prom.

Officials say he was picked up for a serious crime, and his citizenship only became an issue after the beginning of the investigation.

Bueno is not a U.S. Citizen, but has lived in Andrews since he was three years old.

We're told Bueno was released from an El Paso Detention Center a couple of weeks ago, and he came back to Andrews.

The Odessa detective investigating the case found out Bueno was back in the area, and had him arrested.

Bueno was booked into the Ector County Detention Center on the sixth of this month.

He posted a 100 thousand dollar bond on the eighth.

The crimes Bueno is accused of committing were when he was still in high school.

Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland says, high schoool or not, he will be tried as an adult.

"When a person's an adult and they're charged with a crime, we charge them with the crime that should be charged and that's what we did in this case.  If someone's over the age of 17, then they're an adult in the law's eyes, and they will be charged accordingly," Bland said.

Now if Bueno is convicted, he could face up to life in prison.

Roger Bueno is scheduled to be arraigned next week.

The charges in Andrews County from an incident when Bueno was still a minor are still pending, and will be dealt with after the Odessa charges.      

Stay tuned to NewsWest 9 as we bring you the latest in this developing story.