Odessa Man Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Child Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man remains behind bars on charges of sexually assaulting a child.

20-year-old Chris Neal Whitaker was arrested on Tuesday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Whitaker was reported to police by the 16-year-old girl's mother.

She tells detectives that Whitaker had been seeing her daughter without her permission.

Last week, the woman heard her daughter screaming in her bedroom.

She told police she found Whitaker on top of her daughter, with her daughter's pants down.

The affidavit also cites a medical exam that showed bruising, and scratch marks on the teenager's back, and a healed tear in her genitals.

Whitaker remains behind bars on $35,000 bond.