Man accused of sexually assaulting woman on far North Side arrested, Bexar County sheriff says

Mouth swab linked Gino Anthony Bonocini to crime scene, officials say

Gino Anthony Bonocini, 29 (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her in late April is now in custody after a DNA test linked him to the crime, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The sheriff said a 54-year-old woman woke up around 4 a.m. to use the restroom at her apartment in the 25000 block of Overlook Parkway when she saw a man standing at her front door.

Salazar said the victim told investigators the man, identified as 29-year-old Gino Anthony Bonocini, was a frequent visitor of the complex and would stay in a neighboring unit.

The woman told investigators she asked Bonocini who he was, and he rushed toward her, Salazar said. She was then taken to another room and sexually assaulted before the suspect cleaned the victim with toilet paper and flushed it down the toilet, an arrest affidavit said.

On June 7, after investigators identified who they suspected committed the crime, they obtained a warrant for a mouth swab.

After the swab test, the results on Friday matched Bonocini’s DNA with that taken from the victim’s DNA evidence, Salazar said.

BCSO said a relative of Bonocini’s turned him in after he told her he had sexually assaulted the woman.

Bonocini faces charges of sexual assault and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony.

Salazar said there could be other victims and urges anyone with information about this case or others to call BCSO at 210-335-6000 or email BCSOtips@bexar.org.

KSAT will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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