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17-year-old arrested, accused of sexually assaulting child multiple times

Justin Dunford (Source: Smith County Judicial Records) Justin Dunford (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A 17-year-old is in the Smith County Jail accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Justin Ray Dunford, of Tyler, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, Dunford was living with a family near Lake Tyler.

On May 28, investigators with the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a call that a young child had been sexually abused by Dunford. 

The girl told a family member that her genitals were sore and her mother was notified.

The girl was taken to the doctor who discovered a rash on her genitals.  The young girl told a family member that Dunford had touched her genitals and performed oral sex on her multiple times. 

The Child Advocacy Center of Smith County conducted an investigation, and a warrant was issued for Dunford's arrest.

He is currently in the Smith County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

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