The Bell County Sheriff’s Department Special Crimes Unit received information of an Indecency with a Child by Contact last July and began an investigation.

46-year-old Antoine Lavosier McGowan was arrested on Indecency with a Child/Contact under the age of 17 on September 5, and was then placed in the Bell County Jail. McGowan’s suggested bond amount was set at $100,000.

After McGowan’s arrest was made public, an additional six victims came forward and contacted the Special Crimes Unit.

An arrest warrant for McGowan for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under the age of 14 was issued on November 2. His suggested bond amount was set at $200,000. McGowan was then served with his warrant at the Bell County Jail. Additional charges are pending.

The Special Crimes Unit is encouraging anyone who believes they have been a victim of McGowan’s to contact them at 254-933-6769 or the Bell County Sheriff’s Department at 254-933-5412.

Source: Bell County Sheriff’s Office