Jenne Tovar, 19, was charged with “Trafficking of Persons/Child” involving the prostitution of a 14-year-old runaway in Dec 21, 2015.
According to the Affidavit for Warrant obtained by US Bail Reform, Tovar, along with a male accomplice, enlisted the minor in prostitution for cash to buy drugs.
Tovar was later released and FREE TO GO under Travis County’s Pretrial Services – after a judge signed off to give Tovar a $100,000 “Personal Bond.”
A Personal Bond is a type of pretrial release where the defendant “promises” to pay the court the face value of the PR Bond should they fail to appear before the court.
Yes, you read that right.
If the defendant absconds and fails to appear – the court can hold the defendant liable for the face amount of the bond – in this case, $100,000.00.
This is nothing new for Travis County. These types of releases are business as usual – despite the obvious risk to victims and public safety.
We must demand more accountability. The reckless unaccountable release of dangerous and violent offenders only serves to create more crime and more victims.
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- ZERO Accountability
- ZERO Bail
- ZERO family involvement
- Just a “pinky promise” to return
Tovar PR 1-30-16.pdf 100,000
This isn’t Tovar’s first run in with the law. Tovar is currently a wanted fugitive with SIX open warrants for failing to appear – including charges of prostitution and possession of marijuana.