By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – A 20-year-old Buna, Texas man was taken into custody on Monday, April 2 and charged with aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child, sexual contact, stemming from his alleged attack of a 16-year-old female on March 17.

Fieldon Lane Humble was taken into custody on April 2 after warrants for his arrest were served.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, “On Saturday, March 17, Houston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Larenzo Simpson took information from complainants, the parents of a child sexual assault victim, who reported their daughter was sexually assaulted by her 20-year-old cousin Fieldon Lane Humble on or about the early morning of March 17, while at their grandparents’ home over night.”

An interview was conducted with the victim who described several forcible, sexual acts committed by Humble while she tried to fight him off and stated “… she was a virgin prior to her attack by Humble.”

As the investigation unfolded, Simpson uncovered two witnesses who reported Humble admitted to raping the victim.

The victim and her parents were accompanied by Simpson to the Lufkin Harold’s House for further interviews and a forensic examination.

The examination revealed trauma to the victim’s genital area and was consistent with the report and accusations filed against Humble, according to the affidavit.

“The parents of (the victim) wish to file charges against Humble for his actions to their daughter,” the affidavit stated.

Humble was taken into custody on April 2 and charged with aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child, sexual contact. Bond was posted that same day and he was released pending trial.

Under Texas law, the crime of aggravated sexual assault is considered a first degree felony while the indecency with a child, sexual conduct charge is considered a second degree felony.

According to Section 12.32 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”

The second degree felony range of punishment is between two and 20 years in prison, along with a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.