Authorities ask potential child sex abuse victims to come forward

As a result of a press conference held on November 19, 2020 and subsequent media coverage regarding Defendant Sergio David Chavarria, AKA “Rey”, and local hair salon Express Cuts, another victim has been identified.

After seeing an article published about Chavarria, a family member spoke to the child victim and learned of sexual contact that occurred at the salon by the defendant.

The information was immediately reported to the Richmond Police Department and an investigation is on-going.

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and the Richmond Police Department continue to encourage parents who have taken their children to Express Cuts or been around Sergio David Chavarria to speak with them about their experience and report any inappropriate contact.

Additionally, any member of the community with information about Chavarria is being asked to assist.

Information can be provided to Detective Andrew Runge of the Richmond Police Department at 281-342-2849 or [email protected] or their local law enforcement agency.

The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and the Richmond Police Department recently announced the arrest and indictment of Sergio David Chavarria AKA “Rey” for the offenses of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender’s Duty to Register.

During an investigation that began in October, law enforcement determined that Sergio David Chavarria was an employee at Express Cuts, a local hair salon in Richmond, Texas.

The investigation revealed that while working at the salon, Chavarria had sexual contact with a thirteen year old child, who at the time of the contact, was a customer of the salon. Further, authorities learned that Chavarria is a registered sex offender.

Based on the investigation, authorities suspect there may be other children who were victimized. It’s believed that Sergio David Chavarria has worked at Express Cuts since it opened approximately ten years ago.

If you have taken your children to Express Cuts during that time frame, or if they have had any contact with Chavarria, authorities want to know about it. While Chavarria worked in the Richmond area, his exposure and access to children could have occurred anywhere in Fort Bend County or elsewhere.

ad prosecutor Craig Priesmeyer stated “Texas law requires all persons to report evidence of child abuse and immigration status should not be a barrier. Protecting our children is the top priority and your immigration status is not at issue here.”



Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact is a second-degree felony with a punishment range of 2-20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Failure to Comply with Sex Offender’s Duty to Register is a third-degree felony with a punishment range of 2-10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Chavarria is currently being held at the Fort Bend County Jail on a $320,000 bond.



“We are requesting parents of children who have frequented Express Cuts to speak with their children to determine whether their children had any inappropriate contact with Sergio Chavarria. Children who have been sexually abused often have delayed outcries or may be reluctant to talk about being sexually abused,” said Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton. “And for those who are seeking to harm children in our county, know that local law enforcement will find you and stop you, and we will most certainly prosecute you.”

Anyone with information about Chavarria is encouraged to contact Detective Andrew Runge from the Richmond Police Department at (281) 342-2849 or [email protected], or their local law enforcement agency.