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Angel SantosAngel SantosA Deer Park man is behind bars after his arrest for sexual assault of a Polk County child met online.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report in July of sexual abuse involving a child. The suspect in this case met the child on social media, then traveled to Polk County, where he sexually assaulted the child. 

After an extensive investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Angel Alexis Santos, 26, of Deer Park, Texas.

Two warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child were issued for Santos in August. Santos was eventually located by United States Customs and Border Protection Agents, and arrested in Brownsville, Texas, on Sept. 16. Santos is currently incarcerated in the Polk County Jail, with bonds totaling $200,000.

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