Charlie Stewart, Sr.(Jail photo)
NOLANVILLE (July 24, 2012)—The aggravated sexual assault of a child charge against Nolanville Mayor Charlie Stewart, Sr., stems from incidents involving an elementary school girl that started in the summer of 2011 at Stewart’s home, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Tuesday.
Stewart remained in the Bell County Jail Tuesday in lieu of $500, 000 bond after his arrest Friday on a warrant charging aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The warrant stems from an investigation that started on June 28 after Scott & White Hospital contacted Nolanville police about a child sexual assault victim, authorities said.
Nolanville Police Chief Gary Kent served the arrest warrant Friday afternoon.
The affidavit released Tuesday says the girl, who was 12 at the time the alleged sexual assaults began, told both her mother and a forensic interviewer from the Children’s Advocacy Center that Stewart “inserted his penis into her vagina several times beginning in the summer of 2011.”
Stewart, who works for the Killeen ISD, was sworn in as mayor of Nolanville in May 2010.
The Killeen ISD issued a statement after the arrest that said Stewart has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a technologist at Manor Middle School.
He has worked for the district since October 2001.
“A background check was conducted in 2001 upon Mr. Stewart’s hiring. The district also runs yearly background checks on employees. Mr. Stewart passed each background check that was conducted,” the statement said.