A Lorena man was arrested over the weekend for an alleged 2015 sexual assault of a child in which a girl was assaulted on her 13th birthday, an arrest affidavit states.

Jerry Dell Brown, 47, was arrested Saturday after McLennan County Sheriff's Office detectives received information in September from a 15-year-old girl who alleged she was raped by Brown on her 13th birthday in a McLennan County home. In a forensic interview, the girl said Brown sexually assaulted her in June 2015, the affidavit said.

Brown was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child and an unrelated warrant for issuing a bad check, jail records state.

He was taken to McLennan County Jail, where he remained in custody Monday afternoon with a bond listed at $250,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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