Man arrested in Cooke County for child sex abuse

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COOKE COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A man was arrested in Cooke County for several charges of sexual abuse of a child after a traffic stop.

38-year-old Randy Duane Alexander Hayes was charged with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, abandoning or endangering a child, indecency with a child by sexual contact, possession or promotion of lewd visual materials depicting children, possession or promotion of child pornography, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle April 11 at FM 678 and County Road 147. They found Hayes in the vehicle with a 12-year-old girl.

Authorities believe Hayes was having a continuous sexual relationship with the child.

Hayes was booked into the Cooke County Jail. His bond totals almost $850,000.