A 32-year-old man was accused of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Ben Zachary Attaway was arrested on the second-degree felony charge Monday, according to police and jail reports.
An adult reportedly received information regarding a possible relationship between the teen and the defendant. Sulphur Springs Police Department officers were contacted regarding the allegation, according to SSPD Detective Sgt. David Gilmore.
An investigation was launched by SSPD. An interview of the alleged teen victim was conducted Thursday, April 16. Based on information gleaned during the course of the SSPD investigation, a warrant was issued on Friday, April 17, for Ben Zachary Attaway‘s arrest, according to the police detective.
Attaway turned himself in Monday, April 20, and was booked into Hopkins County jail on the second-degree felony indecency with a child by sexual contact charge. He was released from Hopkins County jail later April 20 on bond, set at $35,000, according to police and jail reports.