Police find man charged with sexual assault of a child in wooded area

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - A Mount Pleasant man has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

Mount Pleasant Police were called Wednesday evening to a home in the 200 block of N. Dessie over the possible sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. They found that the alleged suspect had left the scene on foot. EMS arrived and took the girl to Titus Regional Medical Center.

Police searched the area around the house for the alleged suspect and interviewed witnesses. As a result of the interviews police went to investigate a house in the 1600 block of E. 4th Street. Officers found the alleged suspect in the woods behind the house.

Authorities arrested Raul Villeda, 18, of Mount Pleasant. He is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, a first degree felony. Villeda was booked in the Titus County jail and is waiting to be arraigned. Villeda could face up to as many as 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Detectives are still investigating the case, working late into the night processing the crime scene.

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