Teen's pregnancy leads to child sex assault charge against Selma man

James Furlow, 26, arrested Monday after 2 week long investigation

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SELMA, Texas - A Selma man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl who also was found to be pregnant.

An arrest warrant affidavit identifies the suspect at James Furlow, 26.

The affidavit said the teen’s mother began to question her late last month after noticing she had suddenly gained weight. A test later confirmed the 13-year-old was pregnant, the affidavit said.

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The teen confessed that she had been having a sexual relationship with a man she met on the internet last summer.

However, she told her mother she knew him only by his first name, James.

The affidavit said the teen did remember, though, that he was questioned by Selma police one day last August when he showed up at her home.

Neighbors had report someone was acting suspiciously, looking into car windows.

The girl was able to give police the exact date of that exchange, then they found the report containing details about it, the affidavit said.

Investigators said from that report they learned the suspect’s last name.

They arrested Furlow Monday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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