Nederland man indicted, accused of sexually abusing two 9-year-old girls
A Nederland man, Eric Scott, has been charged with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Investigators say he abused two girls when they were both just 9.
According to an affadavit, one girl was repeatedly abused from November 2015 until March 2016. She told deputies Scott offered to buy her chewing gum if he would let her touch her inappropriately.
Deputies say the other young girl was abused 3 times, and those were recorded on Scott's cell phone.
The girl told officials she didn't remember the abuse, and after she was tested, cocaine was found to be in her system.
Before these incidents, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies say Scott has been arrested 16 other times for unrelated offenses.
He is now being held in the East Texas Treatment Facility in Henderson, Texas on $400,000 bond.