Waco: Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charge

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Waco man was held Friday in the McLennan County Jail charged in an incident in which a weapon was used during the sexual assault of a child.

Antonio Lynn Steele (Jail photo)

WACO (April 26, 2013)-A Waco man was being held in county jail Friday after his arrest on a child sexual assault charge in an incident in which a weapon was used.

Antonio Lynn Steele, 20, was ordered held on a $50,000 bond charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child with a weapon, McLennan County Jail records showed.

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Steele on a warrant issued to Waco police in connection with a January 2012 incident that happened at a Waco home, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Friday.

The task force arrested Steele at a residence in the 3200 block of Morrow Avenue.

The victim, Swanton said, was a girl younger than 15 who had run away from home, Swanton said.

She was assaulted by a man she met over the Internet.

The girl agreed to meet the man at the East Waco Library and from there he took her to a local residence where she reported she was sexually assaulted.

Swanton did not say what type of weapon was used or if the victim suffered any injuries.


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