NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 27-year-old man on an indecency with a child charge Sunday after he allegedly molested a child under the age of 12 while he was visiting a residence on County Road 717.
Paul Thomas James Buchanan, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact. His bail has been set at $50,000.
According to a press release, Buchanan was visiting a residence on County Road 717 when he allegedly made "inappropriate contact" with the child.
During the alleged crime, the child was able to escape from Buchanan and make it into the master bedroom to tell her family what had happened. Then Buchanan reportedly fled the residence on foot.
NCSO deputies later found Buchanan at a residence on CR 825. When they interviewed him, Buchanan allegedly admitted to what had happened, the press release stated. He was then transported to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, where he was interviewed again. He allegedly gave a written confession at the sheriff's office.