WAKE VILLAGE, Texas -- Police here have arrested a man for alleged child sexual abuse and a woman for allegedly tampering with a 5-year-old witness.
Ronald Wayne Foster Jr., 51, was arrested Nov. 12 on a charge of sexual assault of a child involving an 11-year-old girl. He is being held in the Bowie County jail in Texarkana with bail set at $100,000.
Kimberly Michelle Gilliland, 29, is facing a charge of witness tampering for allegedly instructing a 5-year-old girl to keep quiet about alleged sexual abuse, according to a probable cause affidavit. Gilliland allegedly squeezed the child's cheeks, leaving red marks.
According to the affidavit in Gilliland's case, four girls, including the 11-year-old he is currently charged with sexually abusing and the 5-year-old at the center of Gilliland's witness tampering case, have made outcries of abuse against Foster. Foster is currently charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child involving the 11-year-old.
Gilliland was arrested Tuesday by Wake Village Police and is being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $75,000.
Foster faces five to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Gilliland faces five to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of tampering with a witness in a first-degree felony case.