Hays County man charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child

Staff Report

HAYS COUNTY — A 35-year-old Hays County man was arrested for continuous sexual abuse of a child — a first-degree felony offense.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report on Sunday, Aug. 22, and Andrew Alan Brown was identified as the suspect in the case. Patrol deputies arrested Brown and detectives executed a search warrant of his residence.

On Aug. 23, Brown was released on a $50,000.00 bond set by Magistrate Daniel Burns.

This investigation is ongoing, according to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. Please call 512-393-7896 if you have any information regarding this case.

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