Paul Saucido, the former host of ME Television’s Sonido Boombox, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of indecent exposure and one count of unlawful restraint. The guilty plea comes with four years probation and 14 years as a registered sex offender for the Austin-based actor and TV personality.
Saucido, 40, had been facing two felony counts of sexual assault, but instead received the lesser misdemeanor charges as part of a plea deal. The original charges stemmed from an incident at Saucido’s 2009 birthday party. According to the arrest affidavit, Saucido sexually assaulted a woman who passed out in the bathroom at his party; the statement says he later followed the woman to her apartment and assaulted her again. A friend who had helped the woman home says she witnessed the assault.
Saucido is perhaps best known locally as the host of Sonido Boombox, a Latin music video show on ME TV. His acting credits include guest roles on Prison Break, The Shield and Erotic Confessions. In 2009, the Austin Chronicle named Saucido “the Hardest Working Vato in the Music Biz” and Guanabee dubbed him “the Hottest Latino Journalist.”
Currently, Saucido is a contributing writer at Guanabee.