Monday, January 8, 2018

Joe Lopez, Former Tejano Lead Singer For Grupo Mazz Expected To Be Released From Sex Offender Treatment Center In February

Lopez entered a nine month sex offender treatment center on May 1 and is expected to be released in February.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

January 8, 2018

Texas - José Manuel Lopez, 67, aka "Joe" the co-founder and former Tejano lead singer for the Grupo Mazz is expected to be released on February 1, 2018 on parole after completing a nine month sex offender treatment course at a Texas Department of Corrections facility in Cameron County as a condition for his release on parole. According to court records, Lopez was convicted in 2006 for two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault and one felony count for indecent contact with a child age 13 and was sentenced to 32 years in prison. Lopez has served 10 years.
Lopez was convicted for raping his 13-year-old niece Krystal Lopez who had his child. Krystal who is now 23 opposed his early parole release in a 2017. 
ABC 13, KTRK-TV reported that Lopez's attorney had alleged, Krystal was promiscuous and attempted to extort Lopez for $35M to keep quiet. Krystal says, her father who is Lopez's brother made her write a note trying to extort Lopez, but she was not in agreement. Court documents also revealed that Lopez allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl as well.
Lopez indicated that he had written multiple songs while in prison and is eager to sing again and to continue with his career as a Tejano singer. 
Jimmy Gonzalez, the co-founder and current lead singer for the Grupo Mazz wished Lopez well and success after he is released. Gonzalez continues to play with the popular Grupo Mazz and has three of his sons in the group.
Grupo Mazz is credited for modernizing the Tejano style of music.

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