FROM STAFF REPORTS
HORSESHOE BAY — Arrest documents have unveiled more details about an alleged rape investigation including allegations a sexual assault suspect appeared at the 20-year-old woman’s apartment after an initial encounter in a boat on Lake LBJ.
Horseshoe Bay Police Department investigators have charged two men with sexual assault after the woman reported she was possibly drugged and forced into non-consensual sex on a boat while on Lake LBJ, according to the police report.
Investigators say the incidents happened Labor Day, Sept. 7, sometime around dusk on the waterway and Sept. 8 at the alleged victim’s apartment.
On Sept. 30, police arrested Roman Parouchev, 43, of Horseshoe Bay/Kingsland and Artem Geydonas, 26, of Marble Falls and charged them with sexual assault.
The woman told police she was on a boat with two people anchored at a sand bar near Lighthouse Drive when the incident unfolded, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant signed by Llano County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Bebe Piatt.
“(She told investigators she) drank three beers while at the sand bar,” the document stated. “(A)fter a short time, another boat arrived, occupied by ‘Roman’ and ‘Art,’ whom she identified from Texas Department of Public Safety driver license photographs. (She) stated that she asked for a ride on the boat.”
The document stated the woman opened another beer and drank it on the boat, but then she was given a second beer by the two men.
“(S)he didn’t remember much after that, but remembered getting in and out of the lake and drifting on the lake after the boat ran out of gas, and she believed that she kept losing consciousness,” the affidavit stated.
She recalled being on the deck of the boat and both men “laying on top of her,” and she recalled she “did not have her swimsuit trunks” when she left the boat.
After being given a ride home by Parochev, she told police she went to sleep in her roommate’s bed and “awoke during the night with Roman Parouchev lying next to her,” when she believes she was sexually assaulted again, the document described.
On Sept. 8, she was given a sexual assault examination and tested for drugs in her system; the outcome of the toxicology is pending.
The alleged victim reported the incident to Horseshoe Bay police Sept. 21.
She said she delayed reporting the incident out of fear “they would come after her,” the document stated.
A hospital nurse told investigators the examination results were consistent with sexual assault, according to the affidavit.
Geydonas was released from the Burnet County Jail on Oct. 1 on a $25,000 surety bond.
Parouchev was released from the Llano County Jail on Oct. 1 on a $40,000 surety bond.