A Nueces County Grand Jury has just indicted City Council candidate Eric Tunchez on a charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution.
Nueces County Assistant District Attorney Matt Manning says Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution is a second-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 2-20 years in prison.
If any of the people who were allegedly being prostituted are under the age of 18, he could be charged with a first-degree felony. If convicted on a first-degree felony, he could face 5 years to 99 years in prison or life in prison.
Tunchez was also involved in a police case filed at City Hall two days ago. Mayor Joe McComb and other city council members filed a report after a going away cake for departing Councilwoman Lucy Rubio was cut and smeared before celebrations began. Surveillance video of the incident was released yesterday showing Tunchez as the cake cutter. He admitted to us that he did it but was unaware of the need to wait before cutting a piece for himself. And as for Rubio’s smeared name, it was accidentally done when he cut a piece. He said the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
Tunchez, who is the founder of the group “Stop Bullying”, is running for City Council District 3.
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