A 49-year-old Kountze resident was arrested on Jan. 9, on charges of sexual assault of a child.
Jeffrey Scott Horton was taken into custody by authorities without incident, according to the Kountze Police Department.
Horton is alleged to have had sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at the Kountze Motel 8, perhaps among other locations.
According to the child’s mother, the girl gave a detailed account of the incident to authorities.
Once Horton knew of the authorities investigation, he is said to have attempted suicide by taking an unknown number of pills.
He was transported to a Beaumont area hospital and arrested at home on Wednesday upon his release.
Hardin County Crime Victims and CPS have been notified since his arrest.