ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a 30-year-old man on Friday in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Angelina County girl.
Christopher Blaise Smith, of West Orange, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony sexual assault of a child charge. His bail amount has been set at $100,000.
Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said that the 14-year-old alleged victim and an adult came to the sheriff's office to make an outcry about the sexual assault earlier this month.
Smith once lived near the girl's family. Lenderman said the girl told authorities that Smith sexually assaulted her twice.
After ACSO investigators got a warrant for Smith's arrest, Jefferson County Sheriff's office deputies arrested him and transported him back to Lufkin. Lenderman said that Smith had been doing crane work in the Beaumont area when he was arrested.