Eastland Police Conduct Internal Investigation into Alleged Mishandling of Child Molestation Case

Published 01/10 2014 12:51PM

Updated 01/10 2014 10:51PM

Eastland police chief Billy Myrick has opened an internal investigation of his department following allegations that a child molestation case involving two young girls was mishandled, Eastland City Manager Ron Duncan said Friday.

21-year-old Clayton Lee Fought of Cisco is charged with Attempted Capital Murder, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with a January 5th incident involving a 12-year-old girl who was left for dead near Lake Cisco.

Following Fought's arrest, an Eastland couple informed BCH News that Fought had allegedly sexually assaulted their two daughters about four years ago. The couple reported the abuse to Eastland police in mid-2013 after the girls came forward with the allegations. The couple, who we are not identifying for privacy reasons, says Eastland police investigators interviewed the children at that time. The couple says they were told by Eastland police that the case was being turned over to the Texas Rangers.

When BCH contacted the Texas Rangers and Eastland County District Attorney earlier this week, both said they had not been made aware of the Eastland Police Department's investigation into Fought until after his arrest on the most recent charges.

Stay with BCH News for much more on this developing story.

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