Temple registered sex offender busted again for sexual contact with child

A registered sex offender is back in jail on charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

TEMPLE - A registered sex offender who already served six years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child was arrested again Thursday on a warrant for indecency with a child involving sexual contact.

James Paul Hicks, 51, of Temple, was arrested following an investigation by the Bell County Sheriff's Department's Special Crimes Unit. Deputies first opened a case after the alleged 7-year-old female victim "made an outcry" on April 13, 2016.

After reviewing the case, Bell County Justice of the Peace David Barfield issued the warrant with a suggested bond amount of $200,000.

Hicks is currently in the Bell County Jail. The child indecency charge is considered a second degree felony.

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