Nacogdoches County grand jury indicts man accused of fondling woman during massage

Nacogdoches County grand jury indicts man accused of fondling woman during massage

Editor's note: This story contains graphic sexual language.

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted a 30-year-old man in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman while he was giving her a professional massage at his home in July of 2016.

Caleb O'Neal Eaves, of Nacogdoches, was indicted on a second-degree felony sexual assault charge earlier this month, according to court records. Eaves was arrested on the charge on July 23, 2016, and he has since been released from the Nacogdoches County Jail.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim made the initial outcry to the sheriff's office on July 10, 2016. After a report was taken, a SANE exam was conducted on the woman. The exam revealed that she had an injury that was consistent with her claim that she had been sexually assaulted.

When the alleged victim talked to an NCSO investigator on July 11, 2016, she told him that after she received a gift certificate for a massage from a friend, she went to Eaves' home in the 200 block of County Road 415 to redeem it.

During the massage, Eaves allegedly removed the woman's underwear and told her to turn over onto her back. Then Eaves began massaging the woman's genital area and sexually assaulted her by penetrating her vagina with his fingers, the affidavit stated.

Later, the NCSO investigator interviewed Eaves, and Eaves admitted to sexually assaulting the woman with his fingers and touching her breasts, the affidavit stated. In response to a question about why he sexually assaulted the woman, Eaves replied that he did it because the woman was "cute, young, and free," the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Eaves acknowledged that the sexual assault was wrong and said that he knew sexually assaulting a client was unethical for a massage therapist.

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