Man arrested for sexually assaulting child

Posted at 3:30 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 16:41:19-04

A man is behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting an 8 year old. 

Thursday afternoon the Bell County Sheriffs Department arrested 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Peters. 

Police say the child was forced to perform a sexually act on Peters multiple times. 

If Peters is found guilty he will be charged with a first degree felony for aggravated sexual assault of a child. 

He is currently being held in Bell County on a $100,000 bond. 

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