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Man Arrested for Holding Irving Teen at Gunpoint and Forcing Him to Perform Sex Act

Booking photo of William Beckam

On May 11, 2023, Dallas police arrested 34-year-old William Beckam and charged him with aggravated sexual assault to a child.

On May 9, 2023, the Dallas Police Department’s Child Exploitation Unit received information of a 12-year-old boyd who was sexually assaulted after being forced into a vehicle while walking to school.

The preliminary investigation identified Beckam as the suspect.

In a prior incident that occurred on May 4, 2023, a 13-year-old male was walking under an overpass in Irving at President George Bush Turnpike and Rainier Street when an unknown male approached him.

The teen told officers the man offered him a ride to a Walmart to get a drink, but instead took him to an empty parking lot.

The arrest affidavit says the man then pulled out a gun and forced the victim to perform various sex acts on him.

The man then drove the teen home, and threatened him not to tell anyone what happened, according to the documents.

The teen described the man's tattoos to investigators, and a search through Dallas County Jail book-in photos found a person with matching tattoos.


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