|Charlie Stewart, Sr.|
NOLANVILLE - Nolanville Mayor Charlie Stewart, Sr., who remains jailed on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge stemming from incidents involving an elementary school girl, resigned Monday from his job as a technologist at Killeen’s Manor Middle School.
The resignation was effective Monday, Killeen Independent School District spokeswoman Leslie Gilmore said
He had worked for the district since October 2001.
The district issued a statement after Stewart’s arreset that said, “A background check was conducted in 2001 upon Mr. Stewart’s hiring. The district also runs yearly background checks on employees. Mr. Stewart passed each background check that was conducted,” the statement said.
Stewart was arrested on July 20 following an investigation that started on June 28 after Scott & White Hospital contacted Nolanville police about a child sexual assault victim, authorities said.
An affidavit released last week says the girl, who was 12 at the time the alleged sexual assaults began in 2011 at Stewart’s home, told both her mother and a forensic interviewer from the Children’s Advocacy Center that Stewart “inserted his penis into her vagina several times beginning in the summer of 2011.”
Stewart was sworn in as mayor of Nolanville in May 2010.