UPDATEd 6:50 PM:
A source close to the situation has reached out to Corridor News regarding this incident to expand on the information initially provided by police.
The victim’s mother is a resident of Cleburne, not San Marcos. While police reported the victim was “out downtown, left with an individual and could only remember having sex with him.”
However, the source said the suspect approached her while the victim was walking to her car after leaving the bars and stated that she did not willingly leave with him.
According to the source, the victim was not coherent and did not have an indication of where she was being taken; the sex was not consensual, and it was not the only thing the victim remembers from the incident.
The source told Corridor News the victim remembered several times where she was scared to death and when he finally decided to take her home.
Corridor News apologizes for any confusions caused or implications that might have been made with the initial report. It was not our intention; we reported only what was provided to us by the San Marcos Police Department as it had been stated.
Originally Published: March 1, 2019 @ 5:47 PM
The San Marcos Police Department have arrested the suspect in a sexual assault incident, which occurred last week.
On Feb. 28, around 12:20 PM, officers located and arrested 35-year-old John Tate McFarland on sexual assault charges.
SMPD Commander Kelly Bomersbach said officers received information from a woman that her daughter, a San Marcos resident, had called from an unfamiliar number asking for help on Feb. 21 around 6:05 AM.
The victim was unable to be located or reached for an hour until she sent a Facebook message to a friend asking for help, according to officials.
Police said they eventually located the victim at her residence where she reported she had gone “out downtown, left with an individual and could only remember having sex with him.”
According to Police, the victim said the individual had refused to allow her to leave when she asked. However, eventually, he drove her to her home.
The victim was taken to Central Texas Medical Center for a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE). No further information regarding the case or victim was released.