Men Indicted for Molesting and Injuring Children

A disturbing case of child abuse in Gregg County as two men stand accused of sexually assaulting two children and even beating one with chains.

34 year old Wesley Keith Lively and 50 year old Clarence Russell Hooks were both indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges of indecency with a child and injury to a child. Hooks is also being held on charges stemming from an April 17th hit-and-run accident where six people were injured.

According to the indictment, Hooks and Lively are accused of molesting a teenage boy and girl as far back as November last year, and on one occasion, Lively allegedly beat the boy with an animal chain. The arraigning judge in the case says details of the attacks were difficult to listen to. Both Hooks and Lively are being held on bonds in the Gregg County jail. The children are now being cared for in the custody of child protective services.