Local CPS investigator charged with endangering child

Heather Michelle Bond. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco Child Protective Services investigator was arrested Wednesday and charged with endangering a child just two weeks after her husband was arrested on child sex abuse charges.

Heather Michelle Bond, 29, was booked into the McLennan County Jail Wednesday afternoon, charged with endangering a child and shortly after paid her $3,000 bond and was released.

Just two weeks ago Bond’s husband, Preston Lewis Bond, 43, was arrested and booked on two charges of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child and one count of online solicitation of a minor.

Online jail records showed Thursday he remained in custody in lieu of bonds totaling $160,000.

Waco police began investigating Heather Bond after they found evidence during the investigation of her husband’s charges that she was aware of his sexual abuse and failed to report it or take any other action, an affidavit issued in the case said.

An Austin spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services verified that Heather Bond was employed as an investigator in the Waco CPS office and that she had been placed on administrative leave after her arrest.

The department says it will begin termination procedures against her immediately.

The alleged incident involved a girl younger than 14, police said.