A 19-year-old Temple man was arrested Thursday for reportedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 17.
Dalton Schauer was in the Bell County Jail on Thursday in the second-degree felony case. Bond was set Friday at $100,000, jail records showed.
The Temple Police arrest affidavit said a 15-year-old Temple High School student told her mother on Oct. 24 that she had concerns about her sexual activity. The girl said she’d had sex on Oct. 5 with Schauer at his home on Fifth Street.
An investigator interviewed Schauer, who said he had a romantic relationship with the teenage girl. He admitted to sexual activity with her, but denied intercourse.
Schauer said he knew the girl was a Temple High School student and thought she was 16 years old at the time of their relationship, the affidavit said.
A warrant for Schauer’s arrest was issued Dec. 19 by Bell County Justice of the Peace David Barfield.
No history of criminal convictions for Schauer was found in Texas Department of Public Safety criminal records.