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Live Oak man arrested on child sex charges

Melvin Smith facing two felony charges of sexual abuse of a child

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LIVE OAK, Texas – A Live Oak man was arrested Sunday night on two felony charges of sexual abuse of a child.

Live Oak police said Melvin Smith, 29, forced a girl to perform sexual acts with him.

Police said the girl reported Smith had been abusing her for the past five months.

The girl said the acts took place numerous times from May through mid-October.

Smith is now being charged with indecency with a child by contact and sexual assault of a child.