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MARBLE FALLS — A registered sex offender is back behind bars after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen girl, police said.

Joshua Bernal, 20, who was arrested Oct. 28 by officers, is charged with sexual assault. He remained in the Burnet County Jail Nov. 3 in lieu of posting a $100,000 bond.

The case began Oct. 21 when a 14-year-old girl’s father contacted investigators to say his daughter had sex with an older man, police said.

According to an arrest affidavit, the 14-year-old girl first denied there was any sexual relationship between her and the man. Investigators told her they were collecting physical evidence.