A former Longview High School teacher has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on four counts of sexual assault of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of continuous sex abuse of a child younger than age 14.
Topher James Stout, 41, was initially arrested this summer in Longview and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after police responded to a residence on the Harrison County side of Longview.
According to the indictments, the alleged sexual assault of a child occurred July 9, 2020; July 1, 2020; March 1, 2019; and Dec. 1, 2018. The alleged aggravated sexual assault of a child occurred Nov. 1, 2018, and June 1, 2020.
According to Stout’s indictment, the alleged continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than age 14 occurred on or about June 1, 2017, through July 16, 2020, during a period that was 30 or more days in duration.
Stout was arrested July 16 after police responded to his home in the 2500 block of Oasis Drive in reference to a sexual assault of a 12-year-old child, Longview police spokesman Brandon Thornton said at the time.
Stout was initially booked into the Gregg County Jail and then transferred to the Harrison County Jail where he was booked on additional charges.
“Once LPD detectives made us aware, we worked with them, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Gregg County District Attorney’s Office and Longview PD to get a new charge,” Harrison County District Attorney Reid McCain said at the time.