HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - A Huntington man is in jail following an investigation into allegations that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Huntington Police Chief Bobby Epperly Jr. said the investigation began in August after the girl said Christopher Allen Pahal, 19, forced her to have sex with him after they had been kissing.
"She said she told him to stop but he kept going," Epperly said. "Whether he forced himself or not doesn't really matter since she's too young to give consent."
Epperly said police obtained a warrant for Pahal's arrest on Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault of a child. He was booked into the Angelina County Jail on the same day, where he is being held on a $50,000 bail bond.
He has five prior arrests in the jail, including charges of criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.