BPD investigating assault of a child

Ruben Cantu-Rodriguez MyRunnelsCounty.com

BALLINGER– The Ballinger Police Department is investigating a man who has been arrested under charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Nicoli Xavier Gray, 23-years-of-age, was taken to the Runnels County Jailhouse where as of press time remains in lieu of a $75,000 bail bond.

According to the investigation the victim, a 9-year-old female, was assaulted several times during an eight-month span. Authorities first heard of the case months ago, when the victim made an outcry, but no evidence of the assault was found at the time.

According to Ballinger Chief of Police Mark McNulty the case was first reported to Child Protective Services.

Gray, who was in a relationship with the mother of the victim, recently moved to Grape Creek, Texas where he was arrested on Monday, March 10. He was taken to the Runnels County Jail on Tuesday, March 11.

Recently the mother of the victim made the report to the Ballinger Police Department, and an interview was conducted on Friday, March 7, at the Child Advocacy Center in San Angelo.

Gray was arrested on a warrant for sexual assault of a child, issued by Runnels County Justice of the Peace Glenda Wood.