ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 30-year-old Lufkin man on a felony indecency with a child charge on Friday after an underage girl told her counselor that the man had touched her inappropriately, sent her elicit text messages, and tried to climb in bed with her back in October 2013.
William Trent Clark was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge indecency with a child. He posted a bail amount of $25,000 and was released later Friday.
According to the arrest affidavit, the girl told her counselor that Clark, a family acquaintance, had touched her inappropriately and tried to have sex with her. The counselor notified law enforcement.
When Clark was brought in for questioning, he originally told the ACSO investigator that he didn't remember anything happening between him and the victim because he had been drunk on the evening in question, the affidavit stated. Later, Clark allegedly admitted that he may have accidentally brushed the girl's inner thigh when the two of them passed each other in a narrow doorway.
The girl and Clark were brought into the sheriff's office again. The victim told the ACSO investigator that on the evening in question sometime in October 2013, she went to the back room of the residence to get a bottle of water from a refrigerator. When she started to leave the room, Clark allegedly touched her inappropriately.
"The victim then struck [Clark] in the head with her bottle of water, and he laughed and walked out of the room," the affidavit stated.
Then Clark sent the victim text messages asking her if he could touch her like he had earlier, the affidavit stated. After the girl didn't respond, Clark allegedly went into her room and attempted to get in the bed with her. According to the affidavit, he left the room after the victim hit him again.
In Clark's written and oral statement, he allegedly said that he had been drinking on the night in question and that he and his wife had been arguing, and he was sexually aroused when he followed the victim into the back room of the home and "purposefully' touched the girl inappropriately.