Woman claims she was underage when she had murder suspect's child

Murder Victim Brisna Mireles / File Photo

An investigation continues into the background of a elderly man accused of killing a young woman and dumping her body in Combes.

Aroldo Humberto Cadriel remains in custody under $1,150,000 dollars in bonds at the Cameron County Jail.

The 65-year-old Brownsville man is accused of murdering 20-year-old Brisna Mireles and sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy.

Cadriel told investigators that he and Mireles had a sexual relationship and that he felt frustrated and used by her.

But court records show that it TMs not the first time Cadriel has been involved with a girl less than half his age.

Sexual Abuse Case

Court records obtained by Action 4 News filed in the sexual abuse investigation against Cadriel.

The Brownsville man is accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy in Harlingen.

The allegations came to light while the boy was in foster care when back in December.

The boy TMs foster parents caught him engaging in an inappropriate act with another child.

An investigation revealed that Cadriel had sexually abused the boy back in 2008 and 2009.

But the court records show that the boy knew Cadriel by a false name.

Second Family?

Public records show that Cadriel married a woman named Maria Gaudalupe Alcala back in May 1970.

Voter registration records show that they both list a home off Crownridge Drive in Brownsville as their residence.

But the court records show that Cadriel used the name Robert Walter Quintania when he was romantically involved with the sexually abused boy TMs mother.

Records show that the boy TMs mother and Cadriel had been linked for years.

The boy TMs mother told investigators was only 15 years old when she had a daughter with Cadriel back in 2002.

Cadriel would have been about 55 years old at the time the girl was born.

The boy's mother told police that Cadriel did not want his name on the birth certificate, did not want anyone to know he was the real father and insisted that she not use his real name.

The Harlingen woman gave birth to her son a couple of years later.

Court records show that Cadriel had access to the boy while his mother went to work.

Underage Pregnancy

Harlingen police told Action 4 News that authorities were aware of the underage pregnancy with Cadriel when it happened.

But an official police report about the incident was not filed with the Harlingen Police Department until 2009.

Harlingen police did not make an arrest but forwarded the case to the Cameron County District Attorney TMs Office for review.

District Attorney TMs Office officials told Action 4 News that they received the case on for review on December 10th, 2009.

Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury on November 2nd, 2010.

Although details were not immediately available, the District Attorney TMs Office reported that the grand jury declined to indict Cadriel.

A review of court records shows that no child support lawsuits appear to have been filed against Cadriel or his alias name.

Potential Charges

Harlingen Police Sgt. John Parrish spoke to Action 4 News about the case.

Parrish said investigators are planning to submit the aggravated sexual assault of a child case involving the boy to the District Attorney TMs Office.

But Parrish said detectives are also planning to resubmit the case involving boy TMs mother for pregnancy that she had while underage.

Once the cases are submitted, the District Attorney TMs Office will review them and decide whether or not present them to a grand jury.

If the grand jury makes an indictment, the cases will be assigned to a state district court for trial.