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East Texas man accused of molesting girl

Arthur Hammons. Photo Source: Houston County Jail. Arthur Hammons. Photo Source: Houston County Jail.

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Houston County Sheriff's Office has charged a Latexo man with child sex crimes in connection to several occasions in the summer of 2008.

Arthur Dewayne Hammons, 58, is charged with indecency with a child and sexual assault.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Hammons admitted in an interview on March 26 that he touched a 14-year-old girl inappropriately on several occasions. He said he confessed to it because he did not want to force the girl to have to go through a trial. He said he stopped when he "came to his senses" and prayed about it and "begged her for forgiveness."

Hammons was arrested on the charges on Tuesday.

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