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Merkel man accused of indecency with a child released from jail

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ABILENE, Texas - A Merkel man arrested for indecency with a child has been released from jail after posting bail.

Derrick Andrew Chappa, 29, was arrested in December of 2016 for allegedly inappropriately touching a child under the age of six.

According to court documents, the incident happened in February 2015. Chappa was indicted in early March and has since requested a bond reduction hearing to lower his $50,000 bond.

KTXS spoke with the victim's family who said at the hearing the judge denied Chappa's bond reduction request but he posted bond anyway.

Chappa was released from Taylor County Jail on Friday.

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