Texarkana man arrested for alleged sexual assault of 14-year-old boy

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A Texarkana man has been arrested by Texarkana, Texas, police for the alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 2020.

Justin Daniel Bookout, 40, 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.

The boy reported that Bookout picked him up in his work truck and drove him to a residence on Elizabeth Street in Texarkana, Texas. Bookout allegedly watched Netflix shows with the boy and sexually assaulted him before taking him back to his family member’s home.

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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 was arrested on a charge of sexual assault of a child on Thursday. He was released Friday on a $50,000 bond.

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

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