WFPD applicant indicted after 2018 admission to having sex with 13-year-old

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An indictment was returned for a man who wanted to become an officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department but was arrested when he answered 'yes' on his application to a question about having sex with someone under 17.

Diego McCullough, 26, is now indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2018.

According to police, he was in the process of applying for a job when he was arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child after reporting it during his application for the Wichita Falls Police Department Training Academy.

The question in the screening questionnaire McCullough answered 'yes' to said, "Any sexual act after you were age seventeen (17) with another person who was less than seventeen (17) years of age at the time of the act."

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The answer led an officer with WFPD to interview McCullough.

McCullough said he was 20 to 21 years old at the time of the alleged assault. He said he met the victim on Tinder or Instagram. He said he suspected the victim was underage and tried to get her to show him an ID, but she refused.

Even after the refusal, McCullough said he still met the victim and had sexual intercourse with her.

The officer located the victim, who was then 18 years old. The victim was shown a lineup and was able to identify McCullough.

During an interview, she stated she was 13 years old when she met McCullough online in 2018.

She said McCullough picked her up and drove to his residence near downtown Wichita Falls.

The victim stated that McCullough asked to see her ID on the way to the house, but she told him she didn't have one.

The victim said that when they got to the house, McCullough brought her back to his bedroom, where they had sex.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma's Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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