County man charged with felony in stalking case

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas – A Nacogdoches County resident has been
charged with a felony for allegedly peeping through the window of a rental house
and performing a sexual act. Lorenzo Hernandez Juarez, 51, was booked into the county jail Wednesday on a third-degree felony for stalking. Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of CR 521 around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday after a female tenant in a rental property owned by Juarez noticed him peering through a hole cut in window blinds while sexually gratifying himself. Deputies noted that Juarez’s explanation for being outside the home – that he’d been working on a piece of machinery – was suspicious. They noted evidence that a ladder had been used to peer into the window. During an interview with deputies, Juarez said he’d viewed the female tenant on more than one occasion. Under the Texas Penal Code, a third-degree felony is punishable by between two and 10 years of incarceration and a fine up to $10,000.