Abilene man caught allegedly molesting child; arrested by police


An Abilene man is behind bars after admitting to police he molested a child under the age of 14 on Friday night.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Westridge, when two men were seen fighting outside of a home. Franklin Elvin Fenley, 45,  was arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

After being read his Miranda rights, Fenley provided a verbal statement of the assault.

Police tell BigCountryHomepage.com Fenley was transported to Hendrick Medical Center for treatment but was later released. That’s when he was book into the Taylor County Jail with a bond set at $50,000.

Abilene Police believe the child and Fenley knew each other. 

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