According to the Austin Police Association, in August of 2021 a 13-year-old female was lured online by an adult male predator, later identified as Ever “O’Niel” Diaz-Lopez, and ultimately gang raped by O’Niel and his two roommates, identified as Santos Celso-Flores and Christian Diaz-Lopez. O’Niel picked up the child under the guise of going to a nightclub, but instead took her to his apartment off East Riverside Dr. Once inside the apartment, the child victim was raped by O Niel, Santos, and Christian. After the brutal gang rape by these three men, O’Niel drove the child back to her house and left her in her driveway.
Christian Diaz-Lopez confessed to the brutal rape of the child and implicated Santos and O’Niel in the gang rape. O’Niel immediately fled the country and to this day has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (First Degree Felony).
On August 9th 2023, Santos Celso-Flores was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, 2 counts of indecency with child sexual contact, and failure to identify giving false or fictitious information.
The Travis Counity District Attorney’s Office, under the leadership of Jose Garza, allowed Santos out on a $40 bond while awaiting trial for the gang rape of the 13 year old. While Santos was out on bond, he allegedly molested a 13-year-old female and a 14-year-old female.
Christian Diaz-Lopez was given a sweetheart deal: a reduced charge from aggravated sexual assault of a child down to unlawful restraint. He only served two years and is set to be deported back to his own country by ICE.
The District Attorney’s Office has allowed these monsters to roam free and continue to do irreparable harm to more young girls when they should have been locked up for these heinous crimes. This is just one example of the havoc Garza and his office are wreaking with low bonds and sweetheart plea deals to the worst types of criminals.
DA Jose Garza and his office need to be held responsible for releasing dangerous criminals back onto the streets and allowing them to terrorize our communities. This radical district attorney needs to learn the meaning of law and order, and we are calling on all law-abiding Austin citizens to stand together and let Garza and his office know that his leftist agenda has gone too far! We deserve safe communities and criminals should be held accountable for their crimes.