According to a report from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), a Garrison, Texas man has been indicted on 201 felony charges for the sexual abuse of a child following an investigation by the NCSO.

Clayton Paul Williams, 35, is currently incarcerated at the Nacogdoches County jail on bonds totaling $2.5 million for 198 first-degree felony counts of sexual assault of a child, one first-degree felony for aggravated sexual assault of a child, and two second-degree felonies for indecency with a child.

The charges allege that the abuse began when the victim was under 14 years old and continued for more than a year. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Williams after an outcry was made to law enforcement on Saturday, August 13. A family member of the victim became aware of the abuse, immediately moved to protect the victim, and contacted law enforcement.

In order to protect the victim and family member, the sheriff’s office moved quickly to obtain a warrant for Williams’ arrest based on evidence developed early in the investigation. He was taken into custody in San Augustine on a single warrant on August 13.

NCSO investigators, working with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office, obtained numerous search warrants for Williams’ personal property, leading to further felony charges.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office, Harold’s House, the Family Crisis Center of East Texas, Child Protective Services, and the San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office for each agency’s assistance in this case.

The sheriff’s office investigation is ongoing.

If you receive information about or suspect, child abuse, make a report to your local law enforcement agency, dial 911, or call 1-800-252-4500. Anonymous tips can also be placed with Child Protective Services by calling 711.

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