Gregg County man arrested in sexual assault of teenage girl

Longview News-Journal
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:49pm

Longview, TX — A man is being held in the Gregg County Jail under $100,000 bond charged with sexual assault of a child.

James Darwin Vance, 39, of northern Gregg County, was arrested Sunday after a teenage girl told county investigators and state child services interviewers that Vance sexually assaulted her.

The arrest report said a driver stopped for a girl walking along Tryon Road at 1:58 a.m. Monday. The girl asked for a ride to the Longview Police Department where she wanted to report an assault.

Gregg County investigators interviewed Vance, and the arrest report quotes him saying he had consensual sex with the girl.

The report also notes the girl contradicted the consensual claim. It also said she had told an adult about the assault but had not been believed.

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