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story.lead_photo.caption Katylynn Garrett

BOWIE COUNTY, Texas —A 25-year-old DeKalb woman was arrested last week for alleged sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old girl.

Kaylynn Nicole Garrett was arrested on a charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Bowie County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call at approximately 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at a home on Farm to Market Road 1840 in DeKalb, according to a probable cause affidavit. A family member of Garrett's told deputies that Garrett had provided "Fireball" brand alcohol to the teen girl and touched the minor in a sexual and inappropriate way after she became intoxicated.

Garrett allegedly made a statement to the teen regarding future plans for a subsequent sexual encounter. The police were called after the teen reportedly made an outcry to a family member of Garrett's.

Garrett's bail on the indecency charge has been set at $50,000.

Garrett is currently serving a 10-year term of deferred adjudication probation in Bowie County for assaulting an elderly relative in December 2018. Garrett allegedly broke a window before slapping a 70-year-old woman and knocking her out of bed, causing her to cut her arm.

With a deferred adjudication, defendants do not have a final criminal conviction on their record if they successfully complete probation. Prosecutors may file a motion to set aside the order deferring the finding of guilt in the case and Garrett could be formally convicted and placed on regular probation or ordered to serve up to 10 years in prison.

If found guilty of indecency with a child by contact, Garrett faces two to 20 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Garrett is currently in the Bowie County jail.

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