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DeKalb man arrested in alleged indecency with teen boy

by Lori Dunn | September 18, 2023 at 1:12 p.m.
(Metro Newspaper Service)

DeKALB, Texas -- A 76-year-old Bowie County man has been arrested on charges of indecency with a child and possession of child pornography, according to court records.

Robert Daniel Bailey Jr., of DeKalb, allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy he had hired to work in his yard, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Bailey was arrested Sept. 13 and is being held in the Bowie County jail on a total bail of $250,000, according to jail records.

Bailey allegedly offered the teen work around his house and shop in August.

The teen reportedly made an outcry to his parents after Bailey allegedly had touched him, exposed himself and showed the boy pornography. Bailey also allegedly "intimidated" the boy into sending him a sexually oriented photo, according to the affidavit.

The boy allegedly reported that the work situation had been fine for a few days until Bailey began asking him sexually oriented questions and touching him.

The boy said he first met Bailey when the man asked him if he wanted to earn some money doing odd jobs around his property.

Bailey's case has been assigned to Bowie County's 5th District Court.

If convicted of indecency with a child by sexual contact, Bailey faces two to 20 years in prison.

If convicted of possession of child pornography, he could face two to 10 years.

photo (Metro Newspaper Service)

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