Splendora man accused of indecency with a child

Sgt. James "Troy" Teller handcuffs a man accused of Indecency With a Child.

Splendora police arrested a man Thursday on a charge of indecency with a child after a three-month investigation that reportedly began when the child made an outcry of sexual abuse.

The suspect, 35-year-old Michael Christopher Morgan, of Splendora, became the subject of an investigation on June 12, 2018, when Splendora Police Department received a call in reference to an alleged sexual assault of a minor, authorities say.

“Upon contacting the reportee, along with the victim who made the outcry, it was determined through an interview a crime had been committed,” said Sgt. James “Troy” Teller, spokesperson for the police department.

Under the direction of Chief Wally Wieghat, detectives were assigned to the case and spent countless hours digging into forensic interviews, cell phone data and one-on-one interviews, according to Teller.

This week, after gaining enough evidence to obtain an arrest warrant, Morgan was called to the police station. When he arrived Thursday, he was taken into custody without incident.

The charge against Morgan is a second-degree felony. Bond information is not available at this time.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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