Troup man charged with sex assault of a child

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A Troup resident, Christopher Matthew Luna, 27, was arrested Tuesday, June 26 and charged with Sexual Assault of a Child.

A 15-year-old female and her mother made a complaint on Thursday, June 21, according to a post on the Smith County Sheriff’s Facebook page. Detectives from the Child Crimes Unit met with the victim and a forensic interview was conducted and an immediate investigation began.

The assault occurred on six separate occasions over the course of several months.

The post further stated that the accused had confessed to the assaults as well as knowing the victim was 14 at the time of the sexual assaults and though detectives attempted to interview him, Luna refused to speak with law enforcement.

Luna, who is also known as Christopher Matthew Barrick according to Smith County records, remains in custody at the Smith County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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