A 27-year-old Cleburne man turned himself into the Johnson County Jail on Sept. 29 on a charge of indecency with a child sexual contact.
The Times-Review is not printing the man’s name to protect the victims.
Cleburne police detectives responded to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County on March 3. Two girls, during their interviews, told investigators that their stepfather had touched them in a sexual manner.
The first girl, now 16, said her stepfather had been living with her family for about two months when she was 12. The girl said her stepfather sat on the couch next to her to watch a soccer game on television, according to court records. The girl said he began touching her improperly during that time and, when she moved away, he “explained that he thought [the girl] was her mother.”
The girl said her stepfather touched her inappropriately “less than seven times.”
The younger sister, now 14, told investigators that her stepfather touched her inappropriately when she was 12. The girl said her stepfather came into her bedroom, told her to come closer, pulled her down on the bed and inappropriately touched her. The girl said her stepfather said he was sorry after she pulled away. The girl said such events happened “a couple of times,” according to reports.
The suspect denied all of the allegations when interviewed.
He agreed to a polygraph test but cancelled on the date of the exam, according to reports.
Johnson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom set the man’s bond at $100,000 on Oct. 1. McBroom also placed an emergency protective order against the man and instituted special conditions of bond related to sexual offenses.