Officer Orantes with Trinity Police Department arrested Steven Spearman, 41, of Crockett, TX on Wednesday, Dec. 28 after Spearman was accused of sexually molesting a 10-year-old female.
Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the mother of the girl allegedly walked in on Spearman, a family friend, touching the girl inappropriately and called the police.
Spearman then fled in the mother’s vehicle to Crockett, TX where he was arrested.
Spearman is charged with Indecency with a Child, a second-degree felony, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, a state jail felony, because he left in the mother’s car after the incident.
As of Monday, Jan. 2, Spearman is held in the San Jacinto County Jail with a collective bond of $60,000.
“Sexual assault victims are more likely to be victimized by an immediate family member, extended family members, friends, or friends of the family,” Chief Jones said. “The old saying of ‘stranger danger’ is misleading. Be careful who you allow your children to be with alone with. Talk with your children periodically about the dangers of sexual assault and let them know where they can turn for help, if needed. If you feel something isn’t right, then report it.”
Chief Jones said the 10-year-old victim was referred to Kalin’s Center, Sexual Assault and Abuse Free Environment (SAAFE) House, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Child Protective Services (CPS).
“They all coordinate for the betterment of victims in our community,” Chief Jones said.
If you or someone you know is being sexually victimized, call the Trinity Police Department at (936)-594-2505.