Mugshot of Highland Park High School student Ryan A.Romo, who has been charged with Sexual Assault Child. (credit: University Park Police Dept.)

UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSDFW.COM) – A star athlete at Highland Park High School was arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly raping a juvenile girl in his car over the weekend, according to University Park police.

Yale Holman with University Park police says the suspect, 18-year-old Ryan Romo, met the acquaintance at a party and took a taxi with the girl to his car. When the two arrived at his vehicle in front of his residence, Romo raped the girl in his back seat.

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“He was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of sexual assault to a child,” said Holman. “He is considered an adult and she is considered a juvenile, so it applies.”

According to Holman, when the girl arrived at home, she was taken by her mother to the hospital for a rape exam. The results of the exam were enough to warrant the arrest of Romo.

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Romo was arrested and transferred to Lou Sterrett Justice Center but has since been released after posting bond.

Romo’s father is Adam Romo Jr., the CEO of Eatzi’s, a popular bakery with stores all over North Texas.

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