*Hat Tip: Phillip King
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Diboll pale face Thursday evening on accusations he sexually assaulted a girl since she was 7 years of age.
Clifford Matthew Barbutes, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, on Thursday night. County records indicate this is the pedophiles’s only arrest in Angelina County, and he remained in the Angelina County Jail as of Friday afternoon with no bond set for his charge.
The affidavit for the child rapist’s arrest states the investigation began March 20 after an ACSO deputy conducted a traffic stop on a woman and found she was intoxicated. When asked why she had been drinking, the woman said she had just learned the child molester had been molesting her daughter since the girl was 7. The mother of the alleged victim she had found letters her daughter had written, implicating the monster of the crime.
The girl was given a forensic interview, identified the sex terrorist as her abuser and described the acts. The last incident occurred in Angelina County over Christmas break. Barbutes got into the girl’s bed and began touching her privates with his fingers. Additionally, the girl said the nasty pedophile would lick and touch her breasts. Overall, the girl said the diabolical beast had “molested” her five to 10 times in Angelina County.
According to the affidavit, Barbutes told the girl not to tell anyone, or he would go to prison for the rest of his life. Additionally, the affidavit states the child molester was arrested in 2002 in Bell County for sexual assault of a child and received probation in 2003, which was later revoked in 2005, when he was sentenced to five years in prison. When asked if Barbutes should be punished, the girl stated she never wants him to see her again, and that he should go to prison. The girl also stated she wrote the notes to her mother about the abuse because the girl was too embarrassed to say it out loud.