Former DPS trooper indicted for child sex abuse


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.

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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