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Former City Council Candidate Eric Tunchez surrenders

Posted: 3:27 PM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 00:03:46-05

Former City Council Candidate Eric Tunchez has turned himself in to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office.

Last Thursday, a Nueces County Grand Jury indicted Tunchez on a charge of Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution, which is a second degree felony.

A Nueces County Grand Jury indicted Eric Tunchez on a charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution.

A warrant was has previously been issued for his arrest and jail officials said he is at the Sheriff’s Department being processed.

Tunchez, who is the founder of the group “Stop Bullying”, was running for City Council District 3, which covers the city’s westside and portions of the southside.

He lost the race on Tuesday night.

If convicted on a charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution, 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.