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Cass County man accused of playing "dare game" with multiple children facing a number of felony sex abuse charges.

by Lynn LaRowe | September 7, 2021 at 4:01 a.m. | Updated September 7, 2021 at 4:01 a.m.

CASS COUNTY, Texas - A Hughes Springs, Texas, man accused of sexual misconduct with multiple young children allegedly created a "dare game" using cards from a popular children's game.

Nathan Carl Harrison, 47, is scheduled for trial later this month on charges including aggravated sexual assault of a child, three counts of sexual performance of a child, two counts of indecency with a child by contact and two counts of indecency with a child by exposure.

Cass County District Attorney Courtney Shelton said investigators have identified several alleged victims ages 11 and under.

According to probable cause affidavits, multiple children described playing the "dare game" with Harrison. The game allegedly involved the removal of clothing.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Harrison allegedly admitted to playing the "dare game" with the children during an interview with Texas Rangers last year. Harrison allegedly told investigators that he encouraged children not to tell about the game.

A 7-year-old boy allegedly told a forensic interviewer that the "dare game" is for "grownups" and that after playing the game with Harrison he did not want to play it again.

The most serious charge pending against Harrison, aggravated sexual assault of a child involving a 6-year-old, is punishable by five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison. Harrison is currently being held in the Cass County jail.

Jury selection in the case is set for Sept. 27 before 5th District Judge Bill Miller.


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