Belton: Local Man Charged With Sexual Assault

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Belton man has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident involving a 16-year-old girl.

Thomas Sholars (Jail photo)

BELTON (November 6, 2012)--A Belton man was held Tuesday in the Bell County Jail charged with sexual assault in an incident involving a Belton teenager.

Thomas Sholars, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Belton police Detective Sgt. Larry Berg said Sholars was arrested on a warrant on Monday after the victim's mother reported the sexual assault.

Berg said at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 22, officers were sent to an address on East Avenue N after a teenager's mother called to report that her daughter had been sexually assaulted.

The mother reported her 16-year-old daughter had been in an inappropriate sexual relationship with an older man.

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