Guerra trial begins

MIDLAND — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Midland's 385th District Court.

Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28, 2010, in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified of a suspicious individual. According to officials, the area in which Guerra was arrested — the 1500 block of Idlewild — is frequented by children, with several dance and gymnastics academies nearby.

According to police officials, Guerra was taken into custody by off-duty U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Senior Special Agent Tim Stone, who was aided by Midland Police Department officers.

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