Houston Co. couple arrested for sexual assault of a child

Charles Bennett (Source: Houston County Jail)
Charles Bennett (Source: Houston County Jail)

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Houston County authorities are still investigating allegations that a man and a woman sexually assaulted a child. Charles Duane Bennett, 62, and Sheila Darnell Bennett, 49, were arrested and charged with second-degree felony sexual assault of a child on July 3.

Sheila Bennett was also charged with third-degree felony prohibited sexual contact. Charles Bennett was arrested and charged with prohibited sexual contact on May 16.  Collectively, bail was set at $50,000 for each person.

"The arrests came during an investigation being conducted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office," the press release stated.  "This case is still under investigation and no other details are being released at this time."

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