NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Earlier this month, a Nacogdoches County grand jury indicted a 61-year-old man who is accused of paying to have sex with a 14-year-old runaway at an apartment on Pearl Street back in August.
East Texas News obtained a copy of the indictment list on Monday.
Stanley Warren Turner, of Nacogdoches, was indicted on three felony charges - solicitation of a minor under the age of 14, trafficking of persons, and assault of a child.
The Nacogdoches Police Department started investigating the case after a 14-year-old girl told authorities that she had numerous sexual relations with men and was paid for the sex at times.
When Turner was arrested back in October, the Nacogdoches Police Department also arrested the woman who is suspected of having facilitated the sexual encounter with Turner. Marashia Lasha Robinson, 24, of Nacogdoches, was charged with promotion of prostitution of a child under the age of 18.
An arrest affidavit stated that a Nacogdoches Police officer responded to Lufkin Memorial Hospital on Aug. 25 in response to a juvenile sexual assault victim. The officer learned that the 14-year-year-old girl had been reported as a runaway in Lufkin earlier that month and had been found in Nacogdoches.
The 14-year-old girl allegedly told the officer that she had sex with more than one adult male while she was staying in Nacogdoches. The girl added that she had been paid for some of the sexual encounters the affidavit stated.
When the girl talked to a forensic investigator at Harold's House, she said that one of the men she had sex with was an older white man that was known to her as "Stan." She also said that she had been told that he was a pharmacist.
An employee at Omnicare Nacogdoches, a pharmaceutical care facility on South Street, confirmed that Turner was employed as a manager there.
In addition, the victim told the interviewer that while she was staying in Nacogdoches, she met a woman she knew as "Shay," who told her that she could set up a paid sexual encounter with a man, the affidavit said. "Shay" then set up the sexual encounter at her apartment on Pearl Street.
After the alleged sexual encounter, "Stan" took the victim and another juvenile to a Nacogdoches business to buy items with the money the victim had received from "Stan," the affidavit stated.
After they investigated further Nacogdoches Police detectives identified the man the girl knew as "Stan" as Stanley Turner. When Turner was brought in for questioning he admitted to meeting the victim in a back room of the apartment and making a money transaction with her before taking her and another juvenile to a store, according to the affidavit. However, he allegedly denied having a sexual encounter with the 14-year-old girl.
Robinson was brought in for questioning as well. During the interview with NPD detectives, she allegedly admitted to setting up a paid sexual encounter between Turner and the 14-year-old girl. She told police that she went outside during the actual act, and claimed that she was unaware that the girl was a juvenile, the affidavit stated.