Child sex abuse allegations reported in Wyoming led to the arrest of a man from Moody on Tuesday night, according to an arrest affidavit.

Larry Joe Goodwin III, 25, is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy last summer, the affidavit states.

The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) arrested Goodwin during a traffic stop in Bell County late Tuesday night after Moody police issued warrants for his arrest. Moody Police Chief Roger Kennedy said a boy under the age of 6 was visiting family in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in late November when he reported Goodwin had abused him at a home in Moody.

According to the affidavits, Goodwin performed a sex act on the boy and made the boy perform a sexual act on him, and police believe a young girl was present during the assault.

Local authorities coordinated efforts with authorities in Wyoming, and the FAST unit arrested Goodwin while he was traveling alone in Bell County without incident, Kennedy said.

Goodwin was arrested on first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact and a state jail felony charge of endangering a child.

Kennedy said the boy’s parents have been fully cooperative during the investigation. No bond information was available as Goodwin awaited extradition back to McLennan County on Wednesday.

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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