Update: police arrest one man for sexual assault of a child

POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:20pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

After investigation and help from the public, Killeen Police arrested 23-year-old Christopher Cowherd.

He sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl, on March 9th, on Bending Trail.

Police are still searching for John Whitlock, who sexually assaulted a four-year-old on Mountainview Drive, in Killeen.

Contact police or Crime Stoppers with any information.

 Police are still looking for two men, who sexually assaulted two young girls in Killeen.

23-year old Christopher Cowherd, assaulted a 15-year-old girl, on March 9th, who lives on Bending Trail. Nancy Hoxworth, a former Timber Ridge Elementary School counselor, says she is worried about all the other students who walk down that street every day.

Another young girl was sexually assaulted, on Tuesday, on Mountainview Drive. Police say, 40-year-old, John Whitlock, sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl, who was living with him at the time. They also say he may have several other victims.

A neighbor is nearly speechless, and doesn't understand how anyone could do this. Lee Wilson says, "I struggle to find words to describe an individual like that. It's a shame they are free in this society that we have today."

Counselor Hoxworth says she has seen how sexual assault can affect young girls. She says, "they feel if that somehow they helped cause it, or they were part of the crime. It just last into late adulthood, and have long-lasting effects."

Police are still searching for these two men. They're asking anyone who knows Cowherd or Whitlock, to please call police.


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