Firefighter charged with aggravated sexual assault of a 5-year-old

David Michael Akin

TEXARKANA, AR (KARK) — A Texarkana firefighter has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl, the Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office said.

David Michael Akin, 49, is a Captain at the Texarkana Fire Department.

According to the police report, police were called to the alleged victim’s house around 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 in reference a sexual assault.

The child’s parents called police when they found out their daughter was diagnosed with an STD after receiving medical treatment for an infection.

Police say when the child’s father questioned her about how this may have happened, she told him that Mr. Akin had put a blanket over her head and touched her.

The parents say they believe this incident happened while Akin’s daughter was babysitting the girl in November.

Police say Akin turned himself in Wednesday morning around 11:45. His bond is set at $35,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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