BEXAR COUNTY D.A. SUSAN REED REFUSES TO PROSECUTE ALLEGED AMATEUR SMUT FILMMAKER
by CCM on 05.14.2014
What could lead an entire District Attorney’s office, the size of the Bexar County District Attorney’s office, to recuse itself from the prosecution of an individual charged with the improper sexual filming of his stepdaughter? We don’t know specifically because we could not find an official public statement explaining to the taxpayers of Bexar County the reasons for punting on the prosecution of Christopher Anthony Flores, charged in April of 2014 with the improper sexual filming of his stepdaughter. Allegedly, Mr. Flores, Vice-President of Hospital Klean (which by the way has the contract to clean the Bexar County Courthouse), installed a video camera in the bathroom of his stepdaughter’s room in the prestigious San Antonio neighborhood of Rogers Ranch. The defendant’s parents have been regular contributors to Susan Reed’s campaigns for District Attorney. Public campaign documents show Antonio and Irma Flores plopping down a grand on several occasions to her campaign. The only other connection we could make between the defendant, his family and Susan Reed, is the fact that the building that houses the District Attorney’s office, the Bexar County Courthouse, is the subject of a contract between Flores’ family-owned company, Hospital Klean, and Bexar County, which gives that company the very lucrative and exclusive cleaning services contract for the Courthouse. It still doesn’t seem like enough though, without more, to cause an entire department to have to back away from prosecuting this accused. Political donations are par for the course, and as long as there is not a return on your investment for this type of donation, it should not lead to passing the buck to the State’s Attorney General’s office, who while very diligent and capable of prosecuting this type of case, are slightly disadvantaged because of their unfamiliarity with the local, unwritten rules which provide a roadmap to the lay of the land in Bexar County criminal cases.