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Nac. Co. cockfighter back in jail for indecency with child charge

Pedro Mendez mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Pedro Mendez mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man who was convicted last year for his role in a cockfighting ring is back behind bars following the sheriff's office investigation into allegations of indecency with a child.

Pedro Mata Mendez, 56, is charged with a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child.

Mendez has been serving a one-year probation sentence since June 2010 after pleading guilty to animal cruelty. He was one of 17 men arrested in 2008 as part of a cockfighting ring bust on Woden Road.

Kerss said deputies arrested Mendez at his home on State Highway 7 East on Wednesday, following a week-long investigation into allegations that Mendez has had inappropriate sexual contact with an underage girl.

Kerss said Mendez's probation for animal cruelty will likely be revoked.

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