Man arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child

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Smith County man Joseph Bolden was arrested for the sexual assault of two children.

On March 1, 2019, Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in regards to an outcry from two children, a five-year-old female, and a six-year-old female, alleging that Bolden had sexually assaulted them.

After a forensic interview with each child, they were able to confirm that Joseph Bolden had sexually assaulted the two children on multiple occasions when they were four and five years old.

Bolden is being charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child First Degree Felony, and a bond of $250,000, as well as Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact, a second-degree Felony with a bond of $150,000.

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