Monahans Man Behind Bars After Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MONAHANS - A forty-year-old Monahans man is behind bars after police say he sexually assaulted two girls Saturday night.

Police say James Randall Downs took the girls aged five and ten years old to pick up an order from a local restaurant.

When he didn't return, relatives called police.

Downs later dropped the girls off at a home in Monahans. That's when they told relatives they were assaulted.

Police spotted his car and tried to pick him up, but then he started to make threats eventually he was taken to the Ward County Sheriffs Office.

He is charged with indecency with a child, aggravated sexual assault, retaliation, and resisting arrest.

Downs was not listed as a registered sex offender.