Tyler Morning Telegraph sports reporter Harold Wilson turned himself into police custody Wednesday on a charge of sexual assault of a child, officials said.
Wilson, 35, was being held on a $100,000 bond set by 114th District Judge Christie Kennedy, according to the Smith County judicial website. However, records indicate that Wilson bonded out of jail shortly before 11 p.m.
The minor in the case is a member of Wilson’s church, Tyler police spokesman Don Martin said.
“He turned himself in late this afternoon or early evening and is being held in jail on the bond preset by Judge Kennedy,” he said.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a child is defined as a person younger than 17 years old. The charge is a second-degree felony. If convicted, Wilson could face up to 20 years in prison.