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Texas man indicted, booked for molesting four-year-old

Posted: 2:33 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-18 15:33:39-04
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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies have booked a Texas man accused of molesting a four-year-old child.

Barry Veale, 32, was indicted last month by a Calcasieu Parish grand jury on a charge of felony sexual battery.

The investigation began in February, when deputies were told about an incident that happened in 2018. Veale alleged touched the child inappropriately, a spokesman says.

The investigation was conducted, then turned over to the district attorney's office. The grand jury indicted Veale on August 22. A warrant was issued that day.

Veale was arrested in Fort Bend, Texas on September 6. He was extradicted to Calcasieu Parish yesterday and booked into the parish jail.

He posted $200,000 bond and was released the same day.