Capt. Michael David Akin, 49, who is a 23-year veteran of the Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department, surrendered to Bowie County law enforcement authorities Wednesday, Feb. 8, on alleged charges of aggravated sexual assault of a 5 year old girl in November of 2016.

TAPD issued a statement Wednesday saying it was notified of the ongoing criminal investigation by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office and of Akin's arrest.

"The TAFD desires to protect the integrity of the BCSO investigation while also protecting the rights of our employee. Due to the seriousness of the situation, Captain Akin has been placed on administrative leave pending future developments in the case."

Akin's bond is set at $35,000.