Whitney police report a 55-year-old Hillsboro man has been arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child.

William Howard Hestilow was booked into the Hill County Jail on Wednesday following an investigation.

In addition to the sexual assault charges, he was also named in an additional count of indecency with a child, with his bond on the two charges set at a total of $200,000.

The investigation began Sunday March 25th when officers from the Whitney Police Department responded to  a call from the 800 block of Jefferson in Whitney on a report of the assault which had just occurred.

As the investigation progressed, officers were able to get the warrant on Wednesday and make the arrest.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that anyone with information to add is asked to call Whitney Police at 254-694-2261.