Police arrested a Dallas man in Tarrant County on Wednesday who Lacy Lakeview police believe was in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl living in Lacy Lakeview at the time, an arrest affidavit states.

Gabriel Humberto Perez-Chavez, 23, was arrested on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child.

A family member of the girl reported the relationship between her and Perez-Chavez to Bellmead police, who shared the information with Lacy Lakeview police last month because the girl lived there, the affidavit states.

The girl discussed the relationship with investigators during a forensic interview, according to the affidavit.

Perez-Chavez remained in McLennan County Jail on Thursday with bond listed at $15,000. Jail records state officials have also placed an immigration hold preventing him from being released.

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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