Local television host gets probation, must register as sex offender

Paul Saucido

Paul Saucido arrest photo, 2009

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.

Read more about his guilty plea at the Statesman here. The original stories of his arrest can be read at KXAN here and the Statesman here.

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  1. This douche needed jail time..

  2. Yeah i know. And Im related to him. sort of. kind of. not really. hes my cousin’s half brother

  3. Anonymous says:

    he opened a Jiu jitsu school.. ( link below) they actually have women and childrens classes and many people dont know he is a convicted rapist.. he should only be allowed to work with gay men.. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL WHERE WOMEN ARE.. he will probably rape them too http://www.austinzenbjj.com/

  4. Priscilla says:

    joespeaks: ” he should only be allowed to work with gay men..” And why is that? Are all gay men open to unwanted sexual contact and exposure?