ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man has been accused of a child sex crime.

Eleno Silva III, 32, was arrested Monday on a warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.

Police say United States Air Force Special Investigators helped with Silva’s arrest but it’s unknown in what capacity he was associated with the USAF. KTAB and KRBC have reached out to Dyess AFB for comment and clarification.


Dyess Air Force Base confirmed to KTAB/KRBC Tuesday evening that Silva was an active duty airman at the time of his arrest.

“Silva is an active duty Airman. These are serious accusations, and not in line with US Air Force or Team Dyess standards. Dyess AFB will continue to cooperate with investigative authorities on this matter.”

Details about the allegations against Silva are limited but police did confirm the investigation began when a juvenile of an undisclosed age made an outcry of sexual assault.

Silva is being held in the Taylor County Jail on a $30,000 bond.