Affidavit reveals details of the alleged San Marcos sexual assault


SAN MARCOS, Texas — The police affidavit offers a better — but not complete — understanding of what happened to the victim after a few drinks in downtown San Marcos.

After getting separated from her friends at the bars, the next thing the victim remembers is being at John Tate McFarland’s house. She does not recall how exactly she got there. 

The document says the victim told police she did not consent to sex.

When she called her mother and friend for help the next morning — a police officer showed up to McFarland’s and noted a Ruger Rifle with a suppressor in the back seat of his car and surveillance cameras outside the place.

At that point, the officer looked up McFarland’s criminal past — which includes a 2016 arrest for indecent exposure, where he was caught looking through the window of a woman’s apartment in San Marcos.

After a photo ID lineup, the victim was able to point out McFarland.

He was arrested and his bond was set at $50,000. Bail bondsmen KXAN talked to say that’s on the low end of the range for someone accused of sexual assault who is also facing other charges.

The current district attorney in Hays County says he can’t comment on an open case.

Police in San Marcos think there may be more victims, so if you know anything, call (512) 753-2108. 

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