Houston police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in a March 2005 attempted sexual assault case involving an adult female and a six-year-old female that occurred in southwest Houston.
The suspect, Mabiael Valenzuela (H/m, DOB: 9-9-82), is charged with attempted sexual assault and indeceny with a child in the 178th State District Court. He is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and a medium complexion. He has dark brown/black hair, last seen in a ponytail, and a thin mustache. A photo of suspect Velenzuela, who remains at large, is attached to this news release.
On March 4, 2005, the female victim, 30, was taking care of her eight-month-old infant and babysitting a five-year-old male and a six-year-old female at an apartment in the 9200 block of Bellwood. The victim then heard a window break and Valenzuela, armed with a kitchen knife, entered the living room. Valenzuela threatened everyone and forced them at knifepoint into the bedroom. The suspect then tied up everyone and began to inappropriately touch the six-year-old before throwing her into the closet. Valenzuela then threw the five-year-old and the infant onto the side of the bed and attempted to sexually assault the adult female before stealing the contents of her purse. An investigation was initiated, however, all leads were exhausted at that time.
In February 2011, the case was reopened and evidence collected from the scene developed information that identified Valenzuela as the suspect in this case. On Tuesday (May 17) a warrant was issued for his arrest. Valenzuela was last seen in the Richmond and Gessner area about six months ago.
Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Mabiael Valenzuela is urged to contact the HPD Juvenile Division at 713-531-5335.