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Police arrest Lufkin man on rape of child accusation

Don Dickerson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Don Dickerson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl over the course of three years.

According to the report, the girl's mother reported to police on Friday that a known suspect sexually assaulted her daughter. That afternoon, the suspect, Don Allen Dickerson, 76, of Lufkin, appeared at the department and gave an interview to investigating officers.

On Saturday morning, a detective obtained a warrant for Dickerson's arrest on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. Officers then went to Dickerson's house and placed him under arrest.

The child's grandmother said in a telephone interview on Tuesday that it is her understanding that the assaults began when the girl was 4. She is now 7.

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