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Affidavit: Man admitted to sexually abusing 8-year-old girl
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas A man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl was arrested Sunday night, and he admitted to the crime, according to his arrest affidavit.
According to his arrest affidavit, on Saturday, the victim said she was sexually abused by Thomas Lee Gatewood since she was 6.
A detective met with the victim Sunday, who said the abuse happened at least three times when she was 6. The victim told authorities Gatewood would call her to his bedroom and abuse her, according to the affidavit.
The victim said she was also abused when she was 8 years old, and she was told by Gatewood not to tell anyone and that it was a game they were playing, the affidavit stated.
Gatewood admitted to the abuse to authorities, according to the affidavit.
Gatewood, 33, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and booked on a $50,000 bond.