Jorge Bastida appeared in court Thursday morning. He's charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
NEW: judge raises bond to $250k for Jorge Bastida, 22. Hes charged with sexually assaulting a 12yo girl. Bastida was training to become a police officer at Cy-Fair ISD. #abc13 https://t.co/59PoKPDaGy pic.twitter.com/hXpRWcMeDx— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) October 4, 2018
The girl will not be identified because she's an alleged victim of sexual assault.
Prosecutors say Bastida met her on the Meetme app. Police discovered she had sent him nude photos.
Bastida allegedly used the name "Jay" on the app, sent an Uber to pick her up and took her to his apartment in Cypress.
They then went to a motel on Huffmeister, where officials say Bastida sexually assaulted the girl, despite her telling him that she is only 12 years old and did not want to have sex.
Police say the girl was also in fear of her safety.
According to officials, the girl said that Bastida pushed her down on the bed and held her by the neck.
Authorities say Bastida left the room at one point and said he was going to work. He was training to be a school police officer at Cy-Fair ISD.
The girl stayed in the room, and police found her there.
Prosecutors say Jorge Bastida, who was training to be a school resource officer, brought a 12yr old girl to this #Cypress area hotel, raped her and videoed it on his cell phone. #abc13 https://t.co/XUaDVhZYxq pic.twitter.com/Xihq0Zjdnx— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) October 4, 2018
Officials say Bastida admitted to renting the hotel room and taking the girl there, but he refused to answer questions about her alleged rape.
Uber says it is cooperating with authorities. No under 18 is allowed to ride alone in an Uber. We've reached out to the company to ask about repercussions for the driver. We are waiting to hear back.
We've also reached out to Meetme. No one under 13 is allowed on the app.
Bastida resigned from the Cy-Fair ISD police department on Tuesday after he was confronted with the allegations.
The district says it's aware of the investigation. Bastida had no criminal record when he applied for the job.
The judge brought up the fact that Bastida held a position of public trust and worked with children. As a result, his bond was set at $250,000.
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