Killeen: Man, 28, indicted on multiple counts in child sexual abuse case

Duran Jermon Carradine. (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Duran Jermon Carradine, 28, of Shreveport, La., was indicted on multiple counts Wednesday in a child sexual abuse case involving two Killeen girls who were 5 and 7 at the time.

The Bell County Grand Jury handed up indictments Wednesday charging a total of four counts of aggravated sexual assault and three counts of indecency with a child.

Carradine was also indicted for escape while in custody stemming from an incident on Aug. 2.

He remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $305,000.

An arrest warrant was issued following an investigation that started after police responded to a domestic disturbance on July 9 in the 2000 block of Tahoe Court in Killeen and an officer heard the girls tell their grandfather that Carradine “was doing adult things to them,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Later, during forensic interviews on July 11 at the Children’s Advocacy Center, the younger girl, who had since turned 6, said that “Duran takes her to his room and touches her all over her body” and said he “did those things to her sister…first.”

The older girl told the interviewer that “’D’ wakes her up in the middle of the night and takes her to his room” and “further said that D takes her underwear off then his,” the affidavit said.

Both girls said they had seen his genitals, the affidavit says.

“When interviewed by police after waiving his rights, Duran Carradine, who was in the Bell County Jail on other charges, denied he had abused either child,” the affidavit says.