San Antonio Man Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Teen Boys in Exchange for Drugs

by

comment
BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Bexar County Sheriff's Office
A San Antonio man has been arrested after two teen boys accused him of sexually assaulting them in exchange for drugs.

Zachary Neauhaus was arrested Friday, months after the victims say he had inappropriate physical contact with them. San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman Alisia Pruneda told KSAT the victims bought drugs from Neauhaus for about eight months. Instead of money, they say he eventually began asking "for explicit photos and sexual favors." They said the suspect also recorded himself assaulting them and showed them videos of other victims.



One of the victims told authorities that Neauhaus was a "successful drug leader" from whom many teens made purchases.

The latest assault reportedly occurred February 16, when Neauhaus threatened to extort the two victims on social media if they told authorities about the abuse. The 15-year-old boys said they took Neauhaus' threats seriously because he kept weapons inside his home.



Once in custody, the suspect said the victims lied.

Neauhaus, 27, now faces two counts of continuous trafficking of persons. Authorities encouraged other potential victims to come forward.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.