A Texas City man is charged with possession of child pornography and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Texas City police officers arrested Michael Lawrence Cruz, 25, in the 11200 block of 31st Avenue North on Oct. 28.

Detectives with the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children investigated Cruz, and he was charged with possession of child pornography. During the investigation, they found evidence leading to charges of aggravated sexual assault of child against Cruz, Assistant District Attorney Beverly Armstrong said.

Cruz is accused of sexually assaulting a girl who is younger than 13 years old, Armstrong said.

Cruz was in Galveston County Jail on a $50,000 bond for the aggravated sexual assault of a child charge.

Contact reporter Chacour Koop at 409-683-5241 or chacour.koop@galvnews.com

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