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Jury trial for Center man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy set to start Tues.

Michael Anderson (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Michael Anderson (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
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Jury selection for a Center man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy back in 2011 took most of Monday.

Michael Anthony Anderson’s jury trial will be held in a Nacogdoches County judicial district courtroom. The trial is set to start Tuesday.

Anderson was arrested in connection to the allegations in March of 2016. When he was arrested, he was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to the arrest affidavit, the teen made an outcry to the Houston Police Department on Dec. 16, 2015. Houston PD completed a report and child advocacy center interviews were conducted with the alleged victim.

The HPD report was sent to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office investigator that obtained the arrest warrant, and he watched a video of the child advocacy center interview with the boy.

During the interview, the boy said that he was in the sixth grade when the alleged incidents occurred.  

The alleged victim said that, at first, Anderson would make him lay down in bed with him and not let him get up, the affidavit stated. In the child advocacy center interview, the boy said that it started with him being fully clothed and it progressed to Anderson making him lie in the bed with him naked, the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, the boy said Anderson started with touching him inappropriately. Eventually Anderson allegedly progressed to sexually assaulting the boy.

When he was asked why he didn’t tell his mother what Anderson had done to him, the alleged victim said that his mom thought Anderson was “a good guy” and he didn’t think she would believe him, the affidavit stated.

“He didn’t want to be labeled a liar,” the affidavit stated.

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