A Licking man is held on $750,000 in the Texas County Jail and faces a pair of felony charges after allegedly engaging in inappropriate sex with a young girl for a period of about seven years.

Jason Beal, 38, of 308 Height St. in Licking, is charged with statutory sodomy and incest as a result of an investigation by county authorities in early September.

According to a probable cause statement submitted to the county prosecutor by a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy, a minor girl told the officer in an interview that Beal began sexually abusing her when she was 11 and continued until she was 18, from about 2007 through 2014.

Text messages were provided to investigators, showing descriptive texts sent from Beal to the girl.

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