Polk County grand jury indicts man accused of sexually assaulting underage girl

Polk County grand jury indicts man accused of sexually assaulting underage girl

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Earlier this month, a Polk County grand jury indicted a 24-year-old Livingston man who is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl in 2017.

Matthew Edward Ward is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a felony continuous sex abuse of a child under the age of 14 charge and a probation violation charge. His bond amount has been set at $25,000 for the continuous sexual assault of a child charge.

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ward on Dec. 5, 2017.

According to a press release, the sheriff's office received a call on Nov. 17, 2017, about allegations of sex abuse.

PCSO detective interviewed a child victim, who made outcries of sexual abuse. During their investigation, the detectives identified Ward as the suspect.

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