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Photographer arrested in Austin for sexual assault of 13-year-old model

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Jeremi Deshawn Guidry is a 22-year-old freelance photographer from Killeen.

His website says he does videography, photography, weddings and portraits.

But now Guidry is in the Williamson County Jail after authorities say he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl he met at a pre-teen modeling event in 2012.

"Based upon what we know, that event progressively got worse that there was an alleged sexual assault that [has] taken place recently," said U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez.

Gomez is a part of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

He says the charges were filed in Round Rock after a parent of the girl noticed a mark on her -- so Round Rock Police started digging.

"Eventually the investigation led to the filing of 2 warrants. One for aggravated sexual assault and one for sexual assault of a child," said Lt. Andy McKinney with Round Rock P.D.

Wednesday afternoon the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force surrounded Guidry by his vehicle on the 11,500 block of Stonehollow Drive in North Austin.

Gomez says he had paper tags on his car covering up the real metal ones.

"Our understanding is it was just merely trying to...since the vehicle was registered to his name, and he to some degree, he must have had some element of knowledge that he was wanted. He was in a wanted status. He was clearly doing that to deceive law enforcement," Gomez said.

Guidry initially thought he was being arrested for having the fake tags. Gomez says his demeanor changed when he realized what the marshals really wanted him for.

Gomez says because Guidry had been to one or more of these pre-teen modeling events, it's possible more victims are out there.

"Talk to your children, essentially. I mean this is some responsibility we should all share in talking to our children, letting them know what is inappropriate, what is inappropriate contact," Gomez said.

If you know of anyone that has had any sort of inappropriate contact with Guidry, Gomez says to please call your local law enforcement.

In the meantime, Jeremi Guidry is in the Williamson County Jail charged so far with aggravated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child.

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