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Man found guilty of sexually assaulting woman while she cleaned his home

The victim testified that she was taking odd jobs when Byron Montiel Flores hired her to come clean his apartment.
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AUSTIN, Texas — A Travis County jury has found Byron Montiel Flores guilty of sexual assault, according to the district attorney's office

The victim testified to the jury that she was taking odd jobs because she needed money to buy school supplies for her children. On August 18, 2017, Montiel Flores hired her to come clean his apartment -- and while she was cleaning, he sexually assaulted her.

She said she immediately ran from the apartment and called 9-1-1 to report the assault.

Austin police investigated the case and brought charges against Montiel Flores. Assistant District Attorneys Abbey Fowler and James Booher prosecuted the case over the course of this week.

The district attorney's office said the testimony of the victim and investigating officers, along with DNA and cellphone evidence, helped the jury reach the guilty verdict.

"We would like to thank the victim for bravely coming forward and testifying against her assailant, and the jury for their careful consideration of all of the evidence before coming to a just verdict," ADA Fowler said.

Sexual assault is a second-degree felony.