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Trinity man jailed on sexual assault charge
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TRINITY – A 42-year-old Trinity man charged with sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl was being held by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department this week. James Robert Totten was arrested Friday, March 12, by Texas Ranger Pete Maskunas in connection with repeated assaults involving the young girl. The assault reportedly occurred over an extended period of time. Totten was being held on a $750,000 bond on the sexual assault of a child charge and on a $5,000 bond for an unrelated forgery complaint. According to Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones, Totten was the target of a forgery investigation which resulted in a recent grand jury indictment. “During the course of the forgery investigation, some information came up involving the sexual assault,” Jones said, adding that he contacted Maskunas because it appeared that multiple jurisdictions would be involved in the investigation. Jones said that Maskunas and a number of other Rangers were involved in “the exhaustive investigation.”

 

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