A 31-year-old Nocona man has been arrested on complaints of sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and sexual contact all stemming from an investigation conducted by the Texas Rangers and 97th District Attorney’s Office.
Brandon Cole Hale was arrested Aug. 9 on a trio of arrest warrants, and he remains in the Montague County Jail on $175,000 bond.
Weaver said in May 2017 he began conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Hale on members of a church youth group in Nocona.
The 2016 case relates to an accusation Hale committed sexual assault of a child with a 14-year-old male at his residence in Nocona in late August or early September 2016.
The second incident of sexual assault is believed to have occurred in February of this and involved a 17-year-old male.
The third incident of indecency with a child is believed to have occurred with a 16-year-old male in November 2016.
Odessa police arrested a 33-year-old man on accusations of that he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl, while also arresting a family member of the girl who reportedly knew about the abuse but failed to report it.
Police identified the man as Mark Anthony Alejo. He was arrested on unrelated charges at a Midland County man camp before being charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, said Cpl. Steve LeSueur, police spokesman.
The family member of the girl, 36-year-old Yvonne Marie Garcia, was arrested on charges of endangering a child and misdemeanor interfering with police duties. The latter charge reportedly stemmed from her claim to police officers that her boyfriend, Alejo, was not at her home Monday and that she had not spoken to the man in a day.
Police reportedly determined that the child told Garcia about the sexual assault “on multiple occasions but that Garcia failed to do anything about it.”
Police later reported determining that claim was false — Alejo had been at the home and jumped from a window when officers arrived.
Alejo was listed as being held at the Ector County Detention Center, which showed he was also being held on a parole violation and a misdemeanor marijuana charge. No bond had been set on the three felony aggravated sexual assault charges.
Garcia was also listed as being held Wednesday on a total bond of $50,500.
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A Monroe man is accused of fondling and possibly forcing oral sex on a minor relative.
Ira Joe Young, 62, of Monroe, was charged with indecent behavior with juveniles.
On May 25, deputies contacted the family of a minor girl in regard to a reported sexual assault. A Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigator and the parents could not agree on a date for her to be interviewed.
During the course of the investigation, Young contacted the investigator. After being advised of his rights, he reportedly told investigators that he touched the minor over her underwear with his hand.
The relative was in his bed watching TV when he said he laid down behind her. He told investigators that the girl began rubbing her buttocks against his genitals and he touched her. He denied performing oral sex on her.
Young's wife was in another room of the house when the incident occurred. Young told in the investigator that she kicked him out of the house after he confessed to her.
Young was released without further actions at that time.
On June 20, social services arranged an interview with the victim and her younger sibling.
The younger child did not disclose abuse or that she witnessed anything.
The older child said she was watching television in the bedroom, and Young was in the den. She reportedly said that he laid down behind her, pulled her toward him and started rubbing on her. He asked if she wanted him to perform oral sex on her, then moved her skirt and underwear aside and did so. She said he soon stopped and told her not to tell.
The teenager said the incident happened once in late May. The story came to light because she confided in a friend.
Young turned himself after an arrest warrant, dated July 31, was filed. He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Tuesday evening.
Bond was set at $25,000.