The Sabine County Grand Jury has indicted David Boyd, who is an elected constable along with being employed as a deputy, and also serves as pastor of a church. Daily News and More is reporting that Boyd, who has been under investigation by the Texas Rangers, was indicted on three charges; Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure, and Official Oppression.
Boyd was arrested and booked into the Sabine County Jail. However, as of Friday his total bond amount had not yet been released.
According to the indictment, on or about September 19th, 2018, “Boyd intentionally and knowingly cause the sexual organ of the victim to be penetrated by the finger without consent”.
The indictment also states that on or about September 19th, 2018, "...with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, exposed his genitals to the victim, and said defendant (Boyd) was reckless as to whether the victim would be alarmed by the act as the defendant (Boyd) touched his genitals with his hand, and masturbated on her porch".
The indictment goes on to say that on or about September 19, 2018, “Boyd intentionally and knowingly subjected the victim to sexual harassment by making unwanted sexual advances, and/or request for sexual favor knowing that the advances and or request were not welcome”.
The indictment notes that Boyd “was then and there acting under the color of his office and/or his employment as a Sabine County Sheriff's Deputy against the peace and dignity of the State".
Boyd is also facing a lawsuit recently filed by Tyson in federal court, and the allegations in that lawsuit against Boyd are almost identical to the wording in the indictment.
An indictment by the grand jury does not mean that the person named in the indictment is guilty of any crime, but instead indicates that grand jurors felt that enough evidence existed to merit a trial.