Security guard behind bars after sexually assaulting a teenage boy

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Midland Mall security guard sits behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy where he works.

28-year-old Christopher Allen Derouen was arrested Friday afternoon.

Investigators say it happened at Midland Park Mall where Derouen works as a security guard, the same day of the arrest.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, Derouen had been grooming the teen since november, via the internet and cell phone.

We're told he took the 16 year old to the mall after hours, and committed the crime.

Derouen remains in the Midland County Detention Center, charged with sexual assault of a child, and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Bond has been set at 50-thousand dollars.