87ºF

New Braunfels police seek man accused of indecency with child by exposure

Police looking for Raymond Francis Parizo Jr.

Raymond Parizo
Raymond Parizo

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Police are asking for the public's help in finding a New Braunfels man who is wanted on a charge of indecency with a child by exposure.

A teenage girl reported May 11 that she had been sexually abused by 42-year-old Raymond Francis Parizo Jr., police said.

Detectives launched an investigation, which included the execution of two search warrants in New Braunfels. Police said the first was at Parizo's home at an apartment complex in the 400 block of Business 35 North.

The search led to another search warrant for a storage unit in the 1800 block of South Walnut Avenue, police said. In both searches, several items of evidence were seized, including electronic devices.

An arrest warrant was issued May 24 for Parizo. Police said that before the warrant was issued, Parizo had worked as a school bus driver in the Comal Independent School District.

"It should be noted that CISD's administration has cooperated fully with (the New Braunfels Police Department) during the course of this investigation, and Parizo is no longer employed by the CISD," the department said. "It should be noted that, at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Parizo had any inappropriate contact with any Comal ISD students."

Parizo is wanted on a single count of indecency with a child by exposure, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, police said. The warrant for Parizo's arrest comes with a $125,000 bond.

Police said more charges may be pending and detectives are asking any other potential victims to come forward by calling Detective Richard Groff at 830-221-4167.

Anyone with information on Parizo's whereabouts is asked to call New Braunfels police or Comal County Crime Stoppers. Police said Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and collect the reward can contact Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477), leave a tip online or text a tip by texting "Comal" plus the message to CRIMES (274637). To call the New Braunfels Police Department directly, call 830-221-4100.