DPS Trooper charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child

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Juan Barrientos was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child. (Source: Hidalgo County Jail)

A DPS Trooper finds himself on the other side of the law tonight.

Juan Barrientos was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Texas DPS said the department has launched internal investigation as well.

According to Texas DPS, Barrientos has been suspended by the department.

No additional information has been released.

We will keep you up-to-date with the latest.

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