On December 21, the New Braunfels Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a Harker Heights man on the First Degree Felony charge of Sexual Performance by a Child.
Based on evidence collected by the NBPD Criminal Investigations Division, a Comal County Judge issued a warrant and 31-year-old Brandon Dmichael Lively was arrested without incident at his home in Harker Heights, Texas. The investigation initiated with an outcry by a New Braunfels child. Lively is accused of using social media to contact and induce a child to engage in sexual performance. Upon his arrest, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department transported Lively to the Comal County Jail where he was booked on two warrants for 1st Degree Felony Sexual Performance of a Child under the age of 14 years old.
The NBPD and HSI special agents have ongoing investigations into this case. NBPD Detectives also believe that there are additional juvenile victims. Specific details about the nature of the crime, the relationship between the suspect and victim, and the way the crimes were carried out are purposefully being withheld in order to protect the integrity of the investigation and to judge the validity of additional victims that investigators believe may come forward.
Anyone who believes they are a victim, or someone they know is a victim, of this suspect is encouraged to call New Braunfels Police Detective Richard Groff at 830-221NBPD