Sexual assault report under investigation

Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:27 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler police are investigating a reported sexual assault of a minor by a man she met on the Internet.

Don Martin, the department’s public information officer, said the incident was reported Sunday and purportedly happened at a local motel.

“The victim told us she had met the much older man on the Internet, and the two met at a local motel where they did have sexual relations,” he said.

Martin said the girl’s age makes the “consensual” act a crime, but said the case remains under investigation.

No arrests have been made in the case.