Man charged with sex assault of young Temple runaway

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A 43-year-old Temple man has been charged with sexual assault of a child and providing marijuana to a minor after a runaway was found in his apartment.

Police began their investigation back on March 13 when they got a call about a runaway on Thornton Lane.

The caller told officers that a 15-year-old girl had been missing since the previous evening.

The victim was later located in an apartment occupied by a man later identified as 43-year-old Jeremy Jason Carroll.

Temple Police Department spokesperson Alejandra Arreguin said after further investigation, warrants were issued for Carroll on charges of delivery of a controlled substance or marijuana to a minor and sexual assault of a child.

He was arrested Thursday in the 3300 block of Thornton Lane and taken to the Bell County Jail where he remained Friday in lieu of $175,000 bond.

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