County District Attorney’s Office
November 20, 2019
On November 20, 2019, Arcola Police Officer Hector Aaron Ruiz
was arrested for the offenses of Sexual Assault and Official Oppression.
These charges stem from a complaint made by a female who alleged that Ruiz stopped
her vehicle earlier this month before coercing her to engage in a sexual act
while he was on duty.
District Attorney Brian Middleton stated, “The utter violation
of public trust that these allegations represent is heinous and disgraceful. My
office will prosecute these criminal offenses to the fullest extent possible
under the law.” The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office
worked closely with the Texas Rangers, the Brazoria County District Attorney’s
Office, the Arcola Police Department, and the Manvel Police Department to
complete the investigation concerning these allegations.
Sexual Assault is a second-degree felony with a punishment range
of 2-20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Official Oppression is a
Class A Misdemeanor with a punishment range of up to a year in jail and a