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January 4, 2014

Local man arrested on sexual assault of child charge

Cundiff also part of ongoing WPD sexual assault investigation

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Weatherford business owner, previously accused by two others of sexually assaulting teenage girls at his Weatherford home, has been arrested on warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child brought by Fort Worth police.

Though the Democrat was unable to obtain details involving the charges that 72-year-old Walter Leon Cundiff was arrested on Tuesday, other court documents detail earlier investigations into allegations he sexually assaulted teens at his Weatherford home while providing them with alcohol, cigarettes or money.

Information obtained by Weatherford police during a sexual assault investigation in May is connected to the Fort Worth police investigation, according to Weatherford police.

On May 27, a 17-year-old girl reported to Weatherford police that she had been raped at Cundiff’s house earlier that weekend. Weatherford police said they were told that Cundiff called an employee around 10 p.m. May 25 and asked if the employee and the 17-year-old wanted to come over and have a few drinks.

After the three met at Cundiff’s house, Cundiff called two girls from Fort Worth to join them, the girl reportedly told police.

After several alcoholic drinks, the teen reported that she remembered being dragged into a room and stripped by Cundiff. Cundiff proceeded to rape her despite her attempts to get him off her and telling him to stop, the 17-year-old told officers.

The girl said she awoke later in the morning to Cundiff sexually assaulting her again, according to the search warrant affidavit. The teen said Cundiff again ignored her when she told him to stop.

Another employee of Cundiff’s reportedly told police that Cundiff left for the West Coast on May 27, the day officers showed up at his business regarding the complaint, and it was unknown when he would return.

Though Weatherford police executed a search warrant at the man’s home in the 2200 block of Lake Country Drive, detectives were not able to obtain any evidence supporting the reported offense, according to police.

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