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ETX man formally charged for sexual assault of child, possession of child pornography

Christopher Scott Sanders (Source: Smith County judicial records) Christopher Scott Sanders (Source: Smith County judicial records)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas man has been indicted for sexual assault of a child and possessing child pornography.

Christopher Scott Sanders, 31, was arrested on January 10 and booked into the Smith County Jail. 

The investigation began after a DPS Highway Patrol Trooper stopped the suspect’s vehicle on Dec. 27, 2017, on State Highway 31 in the city of Brownsboro.  During the traffic stop, a search found nude photographs of what appeared to be a child in Sanders’ possession.  The Trooper, who had just recently attended an Interdiction for the Protection of Children training, notified DPS Special Agents. 

Through investigation, Agents found evidence that an alleged sexual assault of a child took place in the fall of 2016. 

In January DPS released a statement saying that special agents would continue to investigate and believed there may be other victims involved in this case.

Sanders remains in the Smith County Jail on bonds totaling $200,000. 

Related: DPS: Trooper arrests Nacogdoches man found with child porn on traffic stop

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