A 32-year-old man is behind bars in Bell County Jail after police said he molested a 12-year-old girl.

Jason William Ausburn, a Fort Hood soldier, was charged with indecency with a child by contact in connection with an allegation made in March.

The alleged victim told counselors at the Bell County Children’s Advocacy Center that Ausburn touched her genitals in January, an arrest affidavit stated.

Ausburn later admitted to inappropriately touching the girl in an interview with Fort Hood investigators, the affidavit stated.

Ausburn has remained in Bell County Jail since Monday, with bail set at $100,000. Jail records indicate his home of record is Dover, Fla.

In an unrelated case, Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Patrick Ray Morales on Thursday on a charge of assault by strangulation. Morales’ bail was set at $100,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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