Merkel Man Arrested for Child Sex Crime

MERKEL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A Merkel man has been arrested for a child sex crime.

Derrick Andrew Chappa, 29, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with Indecency with a Child.

Court records show he's accused of committing the crime in February of 2016.

Chappa is currently being held in the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling over $50,000 for the Indecency with a Child charge and several other unrelated warrants. 


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