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Family member arrested for sexual assault of a child after 16-year-old victim dies by suicide

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 15:37:35-04

KILLEEN, TX — A family member has been arrested for sexual assault of a child after the 16-year-old victim died by suicide.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at approximately 10:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Sparrow Road in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.

Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 16-year-old female juvenile with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, discovered that the deceased juvenile victim had inappropriate physical contact with a family member.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Carlos Marece Brown Jr., 27, with Sexual Assault of a Child and a warrant was obtained.

At approximately 6:05 p.m., Brown turned himself in to the Killeen City Jail.

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Brown and set his bond at $100,000.