Star athlete charged with sexual assault - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Star athlete charged with sexual assault

Posted: Updated:
Mugshot of Highland Park High School student Ryan A.Romo, who has been charged with Sexual Assault Child. (credit: University Park Police Dept.) Mugshot of Highland Park High School student Ryan A.Romo, who has been charged with Sexual Assault Child. (credit: University Park Police Dept.)

UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSDFW.COM) - A star athlete at Highland Park High School was arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly raping a juvenile girl in his car over the weekend, according to University Park police.

Yale Holman with University Park police says the suspect, 18-year-old Ryan Romo, met the acquaintance at a party and took a taxi with the girl to his car. When the two arrived at his vehicle in front of his residence, Romo raped the girl in his back seat.

"He was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of sexual assault to a child," said Holman. "He is considered an adult and she is considered a juvenile, so it applies."

According to Holman, when the girl arrived at home, she was taken by her mother to the hospital for a rape exam. The results of the exam were enough to warrant the arrest of Romo.

Romo was arrested and transferred to Lou Sterrett Justice Center but has since been released after posting bond.

Romo's father is Adam Romo Jr., the CEO of Eatzi's, a popular bakery with stores all over North Texas.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:31:53 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -- DPS says a woman is dead after a crash Monday afternoon.  It happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Mixon Road and Yarborough Lane in Smith County.  At this pointMore >>
    A Jacksonville Police communications officer has died after a crash Monday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:35:25 GMT
    EFFINGHAM (WCIA)  -- One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.  Owens'More >>
    One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.More >>
  • Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:43:25 GMT
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.