Grand jury indicts Texarkana man accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old boy

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A Texarkana man has been indicted by a Bowie County grand jury for the alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 2020.

Justin Daniel Bookout, 41, is accused of picking up a 14-year-old boy multiple times in the Spring of 2020 after the boy snuck out of a family member’s home, according to a probable cause document.

Bookout allegedly picked the teen boy up in a work truck and drove him to a residence on Elizabeth Street in Texarkana, Texas, after the boy snuck out through a window in his home. Bookout allegedly watched Netflix shows with the boy and sexually assaulted him before taking him back to his family member’s home in the early morning hours.

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The allegations were first reported to the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department on Sept. 1 by an investigator with the Arkansas State Police.

Bookout is currently free on a $50,000 bond. An attorney is not listed for Bookout. The case is assigned to 5th District Judge Bill Miller.

If convicted of sexual assault of a child, Bookout faces two to 20 years in prison.

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