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Suspect Accused of Assaulting Minor During Fireworks Show



ABILENE, TX — A 34-year-old Abilene man has been arrested as a result of accusations he sexually assaulted a child during a firework show.

According to KTXS, on New Year’s Eve Joseph Timothy Blake allegedly touched a child under the age of 14 during the fireworks show.

The victim told police Blake inappropriately touched her again later that night. She claims she told him “no” and to stop multiple times, be he did not stop.

Blake was charged with indecency with a child and is being held on a $30,000 bond.