News October  19, 2017

Four Jockeys Arrested Following Hazing Incident At Delta


Miguel Tejeda, Juan Garcia, Damian Martinez and Rolando Cabrerawere arrested this week by the Louisiana State Police following an incident in a locker room at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LAóJULY 8, 2017óAccording to an article published on the KPLC-TV website, the Louisiana Sate Police have arrested four jockeys following an incident in a locker room at Delta Downs,

Troop D spokesman James Anderson said jockeys went from throwing buckets of ice water on a juvenile male, who was a licensed racing employee, and spraying shaving cream on him to throwing hot sauce on his genitals and posting a picture to Facebook.

"Troopers conducted an investigation into the allegations and determined jockeys at the race track threw buckets of ice water on a juvenile male victim and sprayed shaving cream on him," Anderson said. "The suspects then carried the victim into the jockey's locker room and held him down on the floor. While several suspects held the victim down, one of the suspects used a pair of electric clippers to shave off the victimís eyebrows and shave gaps into his hair. Another suspect used a shaving razor and shaved the remainder of the victimís eyebrows off. After shaving the victimís eyebrows off, another suspect pulled the victimís pants down and threw hot sauce on his genitals.

"A video of the victim being sexually harassed, with his genitals exposed, was posted onto Facebook and supports the victimís allegations."

Troopers began the investigation lst month and arrest warrants were issued on July 5 for Miguel Tejeda, 40, of Stockdale, TX; Juan Garcia, 42, of Manvel, TX; Damian Martinez, 23, of San Antonio, TX; and Rolando Cabrera, 32, of Brookshire, TX. Each charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated battery, sexual battery, video voyeurism.

Anderson said the investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible.


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