Abilene Man Indicted for Seuxal Assault of Child

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager who says she was "sold" by her foster mother in exchange for drugs has been indicted.

Harold Gene Jefferson, 68, was indicted on a Sexual Assault of a Child charge Thursday. 

Court documents says a victim told police that when she was about 15, she was placed into foster care and that her foster mother, "was using crack cocaine and soon got [the victim] hooked as well."

"When they ran out of money, [the foster mother] would sell [the victim] to get more crack," meaning the victim would have sex with older men, according to the documents.

The documents then state the victim also told police this was how she met Jefferson. She claims Jefferson took her to her home in north Abilene.

Police later found her at his home in February of 2014 during a runaway investigation.

Jefferson's DNA was found on the victim during a SANE exam, according to the documents, which say the Jefferson was also identified as the man who sexually assaulted her.

Jefferson was arrested in Big Spring in October of 2016 then extradited to Taylor County. He's being held in jail on a $100,000 bond. 


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