LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 20-year-old Lufkin man for sexual assault of a child Monday after they learned that he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions in her bedroom and in the woods near her parents' home.
Dakota Luke Chambers is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child. No bail has been set at this time.
According to Texas state law, a minor under the age of 17 cannot legally give consent to have sex.
The arrest affidavit said an investigator with the ACSO went to a residence in Angelina County on June 15 and spoke to a woman who told him that she had just learned her 15-year-old daughter had been having sex with a 20-year-old man.
When the ACSO investigator spoke to the girl about what happened, she told him that she had sex with Chamber numerous times in the week before she spoke to authorities. She said, at one point, they had three sexual encounters in her bedroom during the day while her parents were at work.
The girl also explained that there was a spot in the woods near her parents' house where she and Chambers met to have sexual intercourse. Later, the girl showed the ACSO the spot in the woods where they had placed a sleeping back on top of an old bed liner.
While they were at the scene, the ACSO investigator noticed a plaid sleeping bag and a pillow. The victim told him that the pillow belonged to Chambers. The sleeping bag, pillow, and a white muscle shirt Chambers allegedly left at the girl's residence were taken into evidence.
The 15-year-old girl was taken to Harold's House in Lufkin, where a SANE exam was performed.
Chambers met with the ACSO investigator for interviews on two separate occasions. In the interviews, Chambers allegedly admitted to having sex with the victim on numerous occasions, both at her home and in the woods.
According to the affidavit, Chambers also told the investigator that the girl initially told him that she was 16 and about to turn 17. He allegedly admitted the girl later told him she was only 15.