Silvestre Orpeza-Balderas of Franklin remains jailed this morning on a $250,000 bond. Franklin Police Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest, Wednesday, immediately after learning that he had sex with a 13-year-old family friend; Balderas is 35.
After Balderas suspected that he was being sought by police, he turned off his phone, abandoned his apartment, and failed to show up for work. This prompted Franklin Police to publish an alert enlisting the public’s help to find Balderas, for fear that he was preparing to flee the area. The intense publicity that followed pressured Balderas into surrendering, and he unexpectedly turned himself in to Deputies at the Williamson County Courthouse yesterday afternoon.
Charged with Aggravated Statutory Rape, Balderas is due in court 08/27/2015 at 1:00pm. Additional charges may be filed in this case.