East Texas man arrested for child sexual assault, possession of child porn during traffic stop

Officials believe there may be more victims

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - An East Texas man has been arrested on charges of child sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, officials arrested Christopher Scott Sanders, 31, of Nacogdoches, on Wednesday.

The investigation began after a trooper stopped the Sanders; vehicle on December 27, 2017, on State Highway 31 in Brownsboro.

During the traffic stop, a search found nude photographs of what appeared to be a child in Sanders’ possession. 

The trooper, who had just recently attended Interdiction for the Protection of Children training, notified DPS Special Agents. 

Officials found also found evidence of an alleged sexual assault of a child that took place in the fall of 2016. 

DPS is continuing to investigate this matter and believe there may be other victims involved in this case. 

Sanders is being held in the Smith County Jail on $200,000 bond.


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