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San Marcos man accused of having sex with 14-year-old girl

Chase Daniel Laird, 24, arrested by New Braunfels police

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The New Braunfels Police Department has arrested a San Marcos man on charges of sexual assault of a child.

Chase Daniel Laird, 24, is accused of taking advantage of a 14-year-old girl.

Police said the victim alerted them on Feb.18 that she had engaged in sexual intercourse with Laird, who she had met online.

On March 22, a warrant was issued for Laird’s arrest and he was taken into custody without incident at his home in the 1600 block of I-35 North in San Marcos.

He was then transported to the Comal County Jail.

Laird's bond has been at $100,000.

The charge of sexual assault of a child younger than 17 years old is considered a second-degree felony.

If convicted, Laird faces 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.