TEXARKANA, TEXAS – The Texarkana Texas Police Department recently arrested brothers Ricky Beckom, 40, and Greggory Beckom, 37, on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 14, according to a news release.
The men, who live in Texarkana, Texas, are alleged to have committed the crime between 2007 and 2011.
Officers were notified of the abuse after the now 14-year-old victim confided information about the sexual abuse to her mother. The victim said that when she was between the ages of 4 and 8 years old, Ricky Beckom and Greggory Beckom individually forced her to perform sexual acts on them on numerous occasions.
The alleged assaults occurred at the Beckom home while the suspects’ mother babysat the child. Both Beckom men were living with their mother at the time.
After conducting a criminal investigation, Det. Tabitha Smith arrested both men.
The investigation revealed that Beckom’s mother provided childcare to a number of children during this same general time frame. There is reason to believe that some of those children may have also been sexually abused by one or both of these men so investigators ask anyone who believes that their child may have been a victim to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at (903) 798-3116.
Ricky Beckom and Greggory Beckom are still in custody at the Bi-State Jail. Bond for both men is set at $150,000 each.