The Temple Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Arthur Jay Morgan, 51, of Temple. Morgan is wanted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

On Dec. 30, Temple police responded to a report of a sexual assault of a child. The 7-year-old victim reported to an adult that Morgan, who is known to the victim, had inappropriately touched the child, the latest incident in an ongoing series of assaults, according to Temple police.

Upon completion of an initial investigation, Temple Police Department’s General Investigations Unit presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney and a criminal complaint was issued against Morgan. When officers tried to serve a warrant at Morgan’s employer he was no longer there, police said in a news release. Officers checked numerous locations Morgan is known to frequent, but have been unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information about Morgan’s whereabouts should contact Temple police at (254) 298-5500.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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