Post Residents React to Shocking Indecency With A Child Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/11/2005

Post Residents React to Shocking Indecency With A Child Case

Source: Garza Co. Sheriff Source: Garza Co. Sheriff

In smaller communities like Post, news can travel fast. However, the shocking news of an indecency with a child case that happened July 2nd, in northeast Post just began to surface among citizens a week and a half later.

Father of two and lifelong Post resident, Craig Greathouse, lives on North Avenue F, the residential area where Garza County Sheriff's Deputies say Santos Mendoza Hernandez approached two girls and asked them for directions. One girl left, the other, a 12-year-old, voluntarily got into his Blazer. Hernandez then took her outside the city limits and performed an unknown sexual act.

Greathouse first learned the news from NewsChannel 11. "I think it's weird," said Greathouse, "I don't want my kids playing in the yard thinking somebody's going to do that."

The incident wasn't reported until two days later, when the girl who didn't get into the vehicle saw Mendoza's Blazer again.

For the community of 3,700, where parents let their kids roam the streets freely without worry, such an event is completely unexpected. "I've never heard of anything like that happening in Post," said Greathouse

Since his arrest Friday, Hernandez remains jailed on two $50,000 bonds.

Greathouse, however, still will not trust anyone who passes by his front yard. "If my kids play outside, I'm going to be outside to watch them," he said, "because I don't want anything to happen to my girls."

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