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CLEVELAND, Texas The convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a house party in Cleveland turned himself into the Montgomery County Sheriff s Office Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff s deputies said Larry Tullos, 33, surrendered around 2 p.m.

He s locked up, and he s not going anywhere, said Inspector Ike Fluellen, Mongtomery County Sheriff s Office.

The sexual assault allegedly took place on Nov. 9 at the home of Cleveland Independent School District board president Lloyd Lewis. Lewis son and daughter have both been charged with providing false statements to investigators, Liberty County Sheriff s Office spokesman Rex Evans said.

Evans said the 19-year-old victim was among several young people consuming alcohol at the party.

She became impaired at some point and disoriented. She has alleged that she was held down and sexually assaulted; she has alleged that there may even be more than one person involved in the assault itself, she has alleged that she escaped at one point, and was drug back into the residence, Evans said. She has alleged that she got away from the person that brought her back into the residence and that she was banging on doors in the neighborhood attempting to get help, which obviously, with the 911 tape, that certainly substantiates that.

Tullos is accused of assaulting the girl. Investigators sent evidence to a state lab for testing, but have not received those results. Tullos is currently charged with providing alcohol to a minor.

Mr. Tullos brought the alcohol to the party, and when questioned about that he was cooperative, up to a point.

Evans said Tullos had cooperated untilhe realized that he faced a sexual assault charge out of Montgomery County. Then he disappeared.

Tullos has a lengthy criminal history that includes assault with bodily injury, unlawfully carrying a weapon and theft charges.

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