Man says relationship with child “felt normal”

Omar Huerta, 28, of Tyler, Texas. [Photo credit: Smith County Jail]


A 28 year old Tyler, Texas man was arrested on January 7th and booked into the Smith County Jail on charges that he sexually abused a boy over a six year period.


The boy, now 16, came forward to police after his mother said he started acting as though he was depressed and ashamed.  Before this, she states she had no idea that there was any abuse occurring.


The boy told authorities that Omar Huerta began abusing him when he was about 6 years old and that the abuse didn't end until he was about 12 years old.  He further stated that Huerta would not only touch him inappropriately, but would touch their genitals together and even performed oral sex on him.


When questioned by authorities about the allegations, Huerta is said to have confessed saying that to him, it felt as though they were in a “boyfriend relationship” and that it “felt normal” to him.


The abuse occurred in Huerta's mother's house because she was best friends with the mother of the abused boy.


Huerta is being held on a $250,000 bond for a charge of charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14.  He faces between 5 and 99 years in jail if convicted.



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