Tyler Man Arrested in Sexual Assault of Child

A Smith County man is in jail tonight for allegedly possessing and promoting child pornography..and on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Authorities say a 4 year-old child told her parents that Fred Allen Thompson Jr., 26, took sexually-orientated photographs of her. Investigators say later that more took place.

Thompson was the girl's babysitter.

Smith county authorities searched Thompson's home on F-M 14 in Smith County, and took with them, a computer, a digital camera, and what authorities are calling, pornographic videos. Thompson is being held on $240,000 bond.