ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl at an Angelina County home under the pretense of playing a game with her.
Tyrus Kevon Johnson, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on two first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child charges a Class A misdemeanor unlawful restraint - family violence charge, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Collectively, Johnson's bail amount has been set at $2,000 for the two misdemeanor charges. No bail amounts have been set for the felony charges yet.
According to the arrest affidavit, an ACSO detective took the case over on Jan. 31 after a deputy took a report from a woman who said Johnson sexually assaulted her 9-year-old step-daughter about two years ago while they were living in Angelina County.
A day later, the detective attended the forensic interview of the alleged victim that was conducted at Harold's House in Lufkin. The girl's two brothers were interviewed as well, the affidavit stated.
During the forensic interview, the 9-year-old girl said that Johnson took her into a bedroom in the home and asked her to play "a game" with him. Johnson then allegedly told the victim to cover her eyes before he sexually assaulted her twice.
Johnson rewarded the victim for playing the "game" with him by giving her popsicles, the affidavit stated. He also allegedly told her not tell anyone.
According to the affidavit, Johnson also showed the victim images and videos of children having sexual intercourse.
Johnson allegedly asked the girl to play the "game" a third time, but she declined.
When the victim was provided an age-appropriate anatomical drawing during the forensic interview, she circled the area containing male genitalia that she described as Johnson's "middle part."
The victim's oldest brother backed up her account of what happened when the forensic interviewer talked to him.
He said he had been playing XBox in the living room when he heard Johnson ask his sister if she wanted to play a game. The 11-year-old boy told the forensic interviewer that he approached the bedroom, and when he looked through a small crack in the door, he saw Johnson sexually assaulting his sister, the affidavit stated.
The boy told the interviewer he ran outside to play with the dog after that and never told anyone because he was scared, the affidavit stated.
The youngest of the victim's two brothers told the interviewer he never saw anything because he had been focused on playing Xbox, the affidavit stated.
According to the arrest affidavit for Johnson's second aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, the 9-year-old girl was brought in for a second forensic interview at Harold's House on March 6. She told the interviewer that Johnson sexually assaulted her again within days of the first incident, the affidavit stated.
During the second forensic interview, the victim said Johnson grabbed her in the home's bathroom and sexually assaulted her, the affidavit stated. The affidavit said Johnson tried to sexually assault her twice before the girl's older brother opened the bathroom door and saw what was going on between them.
The victim's older brother backed up what the girl said during his second forensic interview, the affidavit stated.