EDITOR’S NOTE: This report contains graphic language.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a charge of sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child Saturday.
Dakedrion Dshun Tucker, 32, of Lufkin, is charged with sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child concerning an Oct. 13, 2018, incident. He also had warrants for his arrest for three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations. At this time, no bond appears to be set for his charge of sexual assault of a child. His other charges have a bond of $55,099.50.
A16-year-old girl spoke to officers with the Lufkin Police Department Oct. 21, 2018, and said Tucker had assaulted her about 10 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018, the affidavit for Tucker’s arrest states. She said she met Tucker in August of 2018, and that he told her he wanted to get her number and date her. Somehow, someone else had given Tucker the girl’s number, and he began to text her about how he wanted to date her or get to know her better. The girl told him that she wasn’t interested and that he’s too old for her, and he stopped for a time, according to the affidavit.
On Oct. 13, 2018, the girl said Tucker texted her again and invited her to a party. She said she wanted to get out of the house for the night and go do something, so she accepted his offer and arrived where Tucker had told her to go. There, she said she spoke with Tucker, who she said was rolling marijuana joints. At some point, he exited his vehicle to go get a drink the girl believed to be alcoholic for her, the affidavit states.
It began to rain, so the girl joined Tucker in a vehicle. He continued to speak about wanting to date her and have sexual relations with the her, and she continued to deny his advances, she said. At some point, the girl said Tucker began to masturbate in front of her, and began to touch her inappropriately, despite her attempts to get him to stop, according to the affidavit.
The girl said she told Tucker she wouldn’t tell anyone about what had happened out of fear of getting in trouble for being out at night and then left. Later, she told a family friend about what happened, then her father. She received a forensic interview at Harold’s House, and retold the same information she had told the LPD officer. She received a SANE exam, which did not note any injuries on the girl.
LPD’s detective attempted to reach Tucker and set up an interview time at the office with him, however he did not show up.
Tucker’s arrest history in Angelina County dates back to 2012 and includes charges of assault/family violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations.