Kountze man arrested on Charges of Sexual Assault of a 16-year-old

    Jeffery Scott Horton

    Jeffery Scott Horton 46 was arrested today on Felony Charges of Sexual Assault of a Child. The child was 16-year-old and a Student at KISD.

    The child was coerced not forced. The activities occurred at the Super 8 Motel in Kountze.

    When the girl's mother found out she brought her daughter to the Police Department where she gave a detailed report on the incident.

    Since the investigation started Horton was made aware of the investigation through his wife. Horton allegedly took numerous pills in a failed suicide attempt but was transported to Beaumont by EMS.

    Since his release from the hospital, he returned to work and home where he was arrested without incident and transported to Hardin County Jail.

    After his arrest Hardin County Crime Victims was notified along with CPS

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