Lindale man arrested, accused of sexual abuse of a child

Mark James Nunley (Smith County Jail)

A Lindale man is in jail after being accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a child.

Mark James Nunley, 31, of Lindale, is being held in the Smith County Jail on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. His bond was set at $350,000, according to a news release issued by the Smith County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.

During forensic interviews at the Children's Advocacy Center in Tyler, the child described being repeatedly sexually abused by Nunley. An adult witness also said they caught Nunley in the act.

Nunley was arrested on Thursday after surrendering himself to the Smith County Jail.

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