79-year-old Lufkin man charged with molesting girl, 8

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 79-year-old Lufkin man on a charge of molesting an 8-year-old girl.

James Roy "Pat" Watson is charged with indecency with a child.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the girl told her mother on the night of Oct. 29 that Watson had touched her inappropriately. Her mother asked if it had happened before and the girl said it had happened on numerous occasions.

An interviewer with the Angelina Alliance for Children interviewed the girl, who said Watson had inappropriately touched her 13 times over the last couple years.

Watson was booked into the Angelina County Jail Tuesday following an interview with Sgt. Bart Riley.

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Watson remained in the jail, with bond set at $75,000.

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