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Retired Longview police officer arrested for aggravated child sexual assault

Gregg County Jail

POSTED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:49pm

A former East Texas police officer is behind bars after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to Gregg County jail records, Leland Carver, 69, a former officer with the Longview Police Department, was booked into the Gregg County Jail, Wednesday on the heinous charges.

According to court document obtained by the Longview News-Journal, Carver allegedly assaulted a female child while she was at his home in the 300 block of Montclair Street in Longview. Documents state the child was in second grade when the abuse began.

In a recorded interview with the reported victim, she said she found inappropriate videos of herself on Carver's cell phone and Carver told her she would be taken away from her family and "go to a place where they send bad kids," if she told.

Carver remains in jail on $50,000 bond.


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