Former DPS trooper indicted for child sex abuse

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Cass County–A former DPS trooper was indicted last week for crimes connected to the alleged abuse of a young girl in Cass County, Texas.

Louis Paul Weems, 33, was indicted last week by a Cass County grand jury for indecency with a child by exposure, indecency with a child by contact and continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. According to a press release from the Cass County District Attorney’s Office, Weems is accused of molesting the girl beginning in 2007 when she was 6.

Weems was allegedly dating a woman who lived with the girl and the girl’s mother and Weems had access to the child on a near daily basis. Weems is from Cass County and was a DPS trooper stationed in nearby Marion County when a Texas Rangers investigation determined he should be charged with abusing the girl.

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According to the press release, Weems was fired from DPS because of the allegations. The DA’s office said the investigation and one being conducted in a different jurisdiction lead to concern that Weems may have other victims. The Cass County DA’s office is asking that anyone with information contact their office at 903-756-7541.

Indecency with a child by exposure is a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison, indecency with a child by contact is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 is punishable by 25 to 99 years or life in prison.

Weems is currently free on a $450,000 bond.

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