27-year-old man arrested for sexual assault of child in Smith County

27-year-old man arrested for sexual assault of child in Smith County
The Sheriff's Office posted this picture of Chris Luna on their Facebook page (Source: Smith County SO on FB)
The Sheriff's Office posted this picture of Chris Luna on their Facebook page (Source: Smith County SO on FB)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child.

Christopher Matthew Luna, who also goes by Christopher Matthew Barrick, according to judicial records, was arrested on June 26. The sheriff's office says that on June 21, a 15-year-old girl and her mother went to the sheriff's office and reported that Luna had sexually assaulted the girl at least six times over the course of several months. 

Detectives from the Child Crimes Unit spoke with the girl and her mother, and did forensic tests, initiating an investigation into the charges.
They found that Luna had confessed to several different people, the sheriff says, and had said that he knew that the victim was 14 at the time of the assaults. Detectives attempted to interview Luna, but he refused to speak.

A warrant for Luna's arrest was issued, charging him with sexual assault of a child, a second degree felony. He is being held on $100,000 surety bond in the Smith County Jail.