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Former City Council candidate Eric Tunchez surrenders

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.

Eric Tunchez has surrendered to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department. KRIS file photo)

A warrant was has previously been issued for his arrest and jail officials tell KRIS 6 News he is at the Sheriff’s Department being processed.

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

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

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, Tunchez could face 5 years to 99 years in prison or life in prison.

Tunchez is expected to make a court appearance tomorrow. His bond has been set at $20,000.

 

Veronica Flores

Veronica Flores

Veronica "Ronnie" Flores is a content manager for KRIS 6 News.
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