After this man's arrest, investigators say more victims are out there and remain unidentified.


Arran Spoede

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


The arrest of a Stephenville man accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl and recording the act on his cell phone has prompted investigators to seek the public’s help identifying other potential victims.


Arran James Spoede, 46, was arrested by U.S. Marshals at a motel in Conway, Arkansas last week.

He has been charged with promotion of child pornography and authorities say additional charges at both the state and federal level are likely.


Spoede worked as the systems administrator at Pecan Valley MHMR for more than a decade.


Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Erath County Sheriff’s Office at 254-965-3338 or Erath County Crime Stoppers at 254-965-2274.

THE ACCUSATION


According to the official complaint obtained by Beneath the Surface News, a woman contacted the Erath County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 13 to make an outcry of sexual assault against Spoede.


The now 20-year-old woman, identified as “Jane” in the complaint, told investigators that Spoede began sexually assaulting her when she was 12 years old and the abuse continued until 2022.

Authorities seized his cell phone and it was sent to the U.S. Secret Service for forensic analysis, which depicted Spoede having sex with Jane and other unidentified women, the complaint states.


One of those videos included Jane when she was just 13 or 14 years old.