Police arrest Lufkin man for alleged sex with teen neighbor - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Police arrest Lufkin man for alleged sex with teen neighbor

Jerome Gardner mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Jerome Gardner mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have arrested a Lufkin man who they say had sexual intercourse with an underage teenage girl.

Jerome Gardner, 37, is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Gardner approached the victim at his apartment complex on Nov. 5 and told her to come back to his room. When she went there, they engaged in different acts of sexual intercourse, according to the affidavit.

The victim told her mother about what happened and the mother brought her to the Lufkin Police Department to report the crime.

A witness was later located who said they witnessed the act, according to the affidavit.

The detective obtained a warrant for Gardner's arrest on Jan. 27. Gardner surrendered to LPD on Monday.

A justice of the peace set bond at $200,000 for Gardner's release.

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