Source: The Associated Press.
March 7, 2012.
DALLAS — An investigator for Texas Child Protective Services has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child.
Nicholas Santos is being held in Dallas County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Authorities say the charge is not related to his work for Child Protective Services, but KTVT- TV ( http://cbsloc.al/A17TYH) of Fort Worth and Dallas reports the arrest affidavit shows Santos met the teenage girl on a website.
The 34-year-old Santos lives in Cedar Hill south of Dallas and has worked for the agency since March 2006.
A CPS spokeswoman says the agency has suspended Santos pending investigation and will fire him if the accusations prove to be true .
Santos’ lawyer did not immediately return a phone call.