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West Texas man arrested in sexual assault of a child

Waco-Temple-Bryan KWTX-TV logo Waco-Temple-Bryan KWTX-TV 8/13/2022 Angela Bonilla
James Edward Shirk, 58, © Provided by Waco-Temple-Bryan KWTX-TV James Edward Shirk, 58,

MIDLAND, Texas (KWTX) - A Midland man has been arrested for an alleged continuous sexual abuse of a child victim under 14 years of age.

James Edward Shirk, 58, arrested and booked into the Midland County Jail with a $250,000.

A warrant was obtained for Shirk after investigators with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office determined a child had been continuously sexually assaulted over a 2-year period.

Investigators received the information regarding the possible sexual assault of a child on Aug.10, according to police.

This is an open investigation.

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