Affidavit: Diboll man had inappropriate sexual encounter with 14-year-old girl

Raul Claudio (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Raul Claudio (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Diboll Police officers arrested a 24-year-old man on an indecency with a child charge on Friday after he allegedly had an inappropriate sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl at his residence on March 30.

Raul Abraham Claudio, of Diboll, was arrested on a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child and booked into the Angelina County Jail. He posted a bail of $75,000 and was released from jail Monday.

According to the arrest affidavit, a detective with the Diboll Police Department interviewed Claudio about the alleged sexual encounter on April 3. Claudio allegedly told the detective that the 14-year-old girl came over to his home in the 400 block of Robert Williams, and they talked for a while.

The girl told Claudio she was 14, and Claudio told her that he was 24, the affidavit stated. Eventually, Claudio and the girl began to kiss and touch each other. The sexual encounter also allegedly involved Claudio and the girl touching each other inappropriately in several different ways.

In the state of Texas, a minor under the age of 17 cannot legally give consent to have sex.

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