76-Year-Old Arrested for Child Abuse

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BEXAR COUNTY, TX (PRESS RELEASE) – In May of 2022, a juvenile made an outcry that Gilbert Casanova, 76, had sexually assaulted the victim over the course of several years.

Investigators from our Child Safe Unit immediately began investigating and in July of 2022, investigators were able to issue a warrant for the arrest of Gilbert Casanova. Through the course of the investigation, investigators discovered Casanova was in possession of and had distributed child pornography.

On July 26, 2022, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gilbert Casanova on a warrant for Continuous Sex Abuse on a Child, a 1st Degree Felony. Casanova is currently being held in the Bexar County Jail on a $100,000.00 bond. The investigation into this case remains ongoing.

The BCSO is now asking the public if you or someone you know may has any information regarding this suspect, as well as this any information on this suspect being involved with distributing child pornography, please contact the BCSO at (210)335-6070, or email us at BCSOTIPS@bexar.org