Man arrested for child sex assault at Occupy Dallas camp

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by STEVE STOLER

WFAA

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 2 at 10:37 AM

DALLAS — Dallas police have arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor at the Occupy Dallas campsite downtown.

Richard Armstrong, 24, was charged with sexual assault of child and failure to register as a sex offender.

Armstrong was identified as the man who police said had sex with a runaway from Garland. The alleged incident happened in a tent at one of the encampments on or before Oct. 23.

Police received information that a 14-year-old runaway from Garland was at the camp. Police checked the area and found the girl. During an interview, she revealed that she had had sex with a man in a tent.  Armstrong was identified as that man and arrested.

The girl also told dectectives she had told Armstrong she was 19 years old.

He was previous convicted of sexual assault in 2009 and was ordered to register. Court papers indicate he had sex with a 14-year-old girl at a party in Coppell.

Police said they are not seriously concerned about safety at the Occupy Dallas encampment.

E-mail sstoler@wfaa.com
 

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