Galveston County officer indicted with indecency of a child

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A former Galveston Police Department officer, Dion Watson, has been indicted for indecency with a child.

The Galveston Police Department said they received a tip on Feb. 4 against Officer Watson.

The police department and the sheriff's office began an internal investigation on Watson.

Following the investigation, the sheriff's office charged Watson with two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact on March 12.

On May 21, a Grand Jury indicted him on both counts.

Officer Watson was placed on administrative leave without pay until the investigation was complete.

He had been a part of the Galveston Police Department since September 2001 and was assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau.
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