San Marcos man arrested on child sexual assault charges

Chase Laird (Courtesy: New Braunfels PD)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — New Braunfels police have arrested 24-year-old San Marcos man, Chase Laird, accused of sexually assaulting a child.

A 14-year-old girl told police she engaged in sexual intercourse with Laird Feb. 18 after they met online. Investigating officers identified Laird as the suspect.

After a warrant was issued for Laird’s arrest March 22, he was taken into custody from his San Marcos home without resistance. Laird was booked into the Comal County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to Texas law, the sexual assault of child is a second degree felony. If Laird is convicted he faces two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. 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. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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