HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old Jacksonville man in connection to allegations that he attempted to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl at a party on Jan. 15 and only left the home when a boy threatened him with a gun.
Kyle Dewayne Ray, of Jacksonville, was arrested and charged with second-degree felony sexual assault of a child.
According to the arrest affidavit, two HCSO deputies responded to a home in the 2700 block of FM 2663 to check out a report of a possible sexual assault that had just occurred. When the deputies arrived at the scene, they talked to the alleged victim's father.
The girl's father told the deputies that his daughter sneaked out of his house and went to a party at the home in the 2700 block of 2663. Juvenile witnesses at the scene told the deputies that Ray tried to sexually assault the man's daughter by grabbing her by the arm and pulling her into a bedroom, where he tried to have sex with the her.
The witnesses also said the alleged victim was able to leave the room when a 16-year-old boy walked into the room and forced Ray away from the girl at gunpoint, the affidavit stated.
Later, the HCSO deputies spoke to Ray. The suspect told the deputies that he and the girl were performing sex acts on each other in the bedroom when the alleged victim said, "No! I can't do this!" and started to leave the room, the affidavit stated.
Ray told the deputies that he called the girl a name, and she came back into the room and started slapping him, the affidavit stated. He claimed that at that point, he grabbed her and pinned her to the bed until she calmed down.
According to the affidavit, Ray backed up the witnesses' account of what happened. He told the deputies that he left the home shortly after the 16-year-old threatened him with a gun.
Ray is being held on a $20,000 bail.