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Texas man arrested, accused of incest, aggravated sodomy
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John Melvin Fontenot. - photo by For the Dawson County News

A Texas man is currently being held at the Dawson County Detention Center without bail after he was arrested on several felony and misdemeanor charges including aggravated sodomy, sexual exploitation of children and incest.

John Melvin Fontenot, 45, was arrested Aug.15 on one count each of aggravated sodomy, incest, sexual exploitation of children, false imprisonment and aggravated assault, all felonies. 

He was also arrested on one misdemeanor count of sexual battery and on misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson stated that warrants accuse Fontenot of enticing a 17-year-old female to engage in a sexual act, intentionally making physical contact with the intimate body parts of the female without her consent, forcibly grabbing and holding the victim while committing a sexual act against her will as well as engaging in aggravated sodomy with a female who he knows to be related to him. He is also accused of assaulting the victim by placing his hand around her throat and restricting her breathing.

Johnson said the incident was reported to have occurred overnight between Aug. 9 and 10, and was reported to authorities on Aug. 10.