Boy in youth facility charged with sexual assault

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The boy at the center of the allegations was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Hill Country Youth Ranch is a residential facility located outside of Kerrville, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

KERR COUNTY, TEXAS (WOAI) - A boy living inside the Hill Country Youth Ranch is suspected of sexually assaulting another boy.

Hill Country Youth Ranch is a residential facility located outside of Kerrville, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

News 4 San Antonio has learned the boy at the center of the allegations was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office, the two separate incidents occurred on June 29th and July 4.

A representative with the Hill Country Youth Ranch told News 4 San Antonio once staff members uncovered what happened they reported it to the Child Protective Services hotline, and immediately put a safety plan in place to prevent further incidences.

The facility went on to say they are taking the matter very seriously.

While the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services couldn't speak specifically about the allegations of sexual assault, the agency did speak generally about keeping children safe in residential facilities.

"In addition to doing investigations when there's an allegation reported to us, our facility inspectors also make unannounced inspection visits of those facilities on a regular basis as well, to ensure the safety of the children that they're caring for", said John Lennan, a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesperson.

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