WFAA employee arrested on child sex abuse charges

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Mike Chappell, 43

Dallas, Texas – 43-year-old employee of WFAA has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Department arrested Mike Chappell Tuesday afternoon at our television station. Chappell has worked at WFAA for five years as a supervisor of information technology.

He was indicted and charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, jail records show.

The investigation was conducted by the Little Elm Police Department. The charges involve a family member.

WFAA management has no comment.