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Houston man arrested for statutory rape involving two minors

On August 26, the Texas County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into allegations that a 20-year-old male had sexual contact with a person less than 14 years old and a person less than 17 years old. During forensic interviews with the victims, it is alleged that the suspect, Tristan Leier, met with the victims on a county road in the Summersville area and engaged in sexual contact. The victims alleged that the incidents occurred in July of this year. Additional investigation supported the probable cause and led to the arrest of the suspect on September 13 at a residence in Houston.
Tristan B. Leier, age 20, of Houston, was charged by Texas County Prosecuting Attorney Parke Stevens’s office with first degree statutory rape, statutory sodomy, two counts of fourth degree child molestation. Leier was incarcerated in the Texas County Jail pending a $400,000 bond.
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