A Texas man allegedly impersonated a social worker in order to gain access to and assault a child.

Gerald Don Miller, 56, of Franklin County, was arrested on June 25, according to a news release from the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after the sheriff’s office received a report of a male impersonating a Child Protective Services worker.

Miller allegedly made contact with the child’s guardians on June 18, gaining access to the child after telling the guardians he needed to speak with the child. The child victim and guardians were able to give law enforcement officials a good description of the man and the vehicle that he was driving.

During the investigation, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office learned of a similar incident that took place back in November in Sulphur Springs. The description of the man and the vehicle in the two cases closely matched.

After linking the cases, an arrest warrant was issued for Miller, and a search warrant for his home and vehicle was obtained.

“During the execution of the search warrant, detectives recovered property from Miller’s vehicle corroborating what the victim in Lamar County described. Evidence was also found in Miller’s vehicle linking him to the offense in Sulphur Springs,” per the release.

Miller was taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Jail, where he bonded out before being transferred to the Hopkins County Jail. He has been charged with three counts of impersonating a public servant and one count of sexual assault. Miller was released on bond after two days at the Hopkins County jail.

Law enforcement officials and CPS reminded the community that CPS must show accredited credentials before speaking with members of the public in an official capacity.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have been contacted by Miller posing as a CPS worker. The suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds, with brown and white hair and a mustache, and he may have been carrying a red case with a Texas Department of Criminal Justice logo in it.

“This investigation is the perfect example of how cooperation between agencies helps solve a case. I would like to commend the efforts of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office detectives working this case, Child Protective Services, the Sulphur Springs Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. With this effort, another criminal has been taken off our streets and out of our neighborhoods,” Sheriff Cass of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sex offenses have also been a problem in the city of Dallas. During the first six months of the year, 306 sex offenses have been reported, according to the city’s crime analytics dashboard. A chronic shortage of sworn officers has hampered the Dallas Police Department’s efforts to fight crime. The department currently fields about 3,000 officers, even though a city analysis suggested that about 4,000 officers are needed to effectively manage crime in Dallas.