Monday afternoon in Eighth Judicial District Court, Timothy Darren Cameron, 47, of Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas pled guilty to one count of sexual assault of a child. In a plea agreement, Cameron was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Criminal Justice System. Cameron was indicted by a Hopkins County Grand Jury in December of this past year after having been arrested in October for online solicitation of a minor and sexual assault of a child.
According to arresting officer Sulphur Springs Police Chief Investigator Rusty Stillwagoner, Cameron met a local 15 year old female on Facebook in June, 2015 and developed a relationship. They made personal contact in July in Sulphur Springs and participated in sex. The online relationship continued through September when they met again in Sulphur Springs. After that encounter, the minor attempted to break off the relationship. Cameron had other plans. He contacted the minor’s family members locally using Facebook Messenger and told them about the relationship. He wanted them to help him restore the relationship. The family contacted city police.
Chief Investigator Stillwagoner then interviewed the minor who made an outcry for help. That outcry, along with other evidence was used in obtaining a warrant for Cameron’s arrest in Arkansas. Crawford County law enforcement made the arrest and Cameron was extradited to Hopkins County.