JASPER, TX (KTRE) - During an investigation into a possible child molestation case, detectives with the Jasper Police Department learned that the suspect in the case had sexually assaulted a woman and her sister when they were children.
James Keith Broom, 58, of Jasper, was booked into the Jasper County Jail earlier this month on two felony indecency with a child by sexual contact charges.
Lt. Garrett Foster, a spokesman for the Jasper Police Department, said during an investigation into possible sexual abuse involving a young girl, the child's mother and aunt told authorities that Broom molested them when they were children. Foster said one of the women said Broom gave details of "extensive sexual abuse beginning around age 7 and continuing until 17 years of age."
As a result, the Jasper Police Department launched a separate investigation regarding the women's allegations against Broom. Foster said JPD detectives gathered enough information during that investigation to file the two indecency charges against Broom.
Foster said, at this point, there isn't enough evidence to charge Broom in the case involving the young girl. He added that the investigation into that case is still ongoing.