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Port Arthur police find man wanted for child sexual assault

Hershel Obey, 27, was wanted for more than a week for four counts of sexual abuse.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Port Arthur Police arrested a Jefferson County man wanted for child sexual abuse. 

Officials had been looking for Hershel Obey, 27, for more than a week. Port Arthur Police announced he had been captured in a Facebook post.  

Obey was still being processed by law enforcement as of 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and a bond had not been set. 

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Port Arthur Police asked for the community's help to find him Oct. 6 since he had four outstanding warrants for sexually assaulting a child, continuous sexual abuse of a child and another sexual assault charge. 

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