Melvin Rae (Jail photo)
KILLEEN (June 22, 2012)--An 80-year-old Killeen man was in the Bell County Jail Friday charged with indecency with a child by contact in connection with the inappropriate touching of an 11-year-old girl.
Melvin Rae, who shows an address in the 2600 block of Lewis Street, in Killeen, was held in lieu of bonds totaling $75,000.
Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke signed an arrest warrant affidavit on June 20 that says Rae was arrested after a Killeen police officer took a report from a neighbor who said she saw Rae touching a young girl.
The affidavit also states the child has speech and development issues.
The affidavit states the witness saw Rae touching the child's breast and had provided police with three videos of the incidents.
A Killeen police detective says in the affidavit she viewed the videos and saw Rae kissing the child and touching her breasts and buttocks multiple times.
The detective said the child would routinely visit her grandparents at an address in Killeen and that Rae also lived in that house.
The affidavit also states the victim was interviewed by a sexual assault nurse examiner who supported the child's report of the abuse.