The arrest of a Texas plumbing contractor on suspicion of child abuse is prompting an investigation into whether his workers were complicit in the abuse, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.
Law enforcement officials said the arrest of Curtis Reeves, 47, came on Wednesday when he was taken into custody in an Austin hotel.
They said he faces a number of charges including child abuse, possession of child pornography and possessing child exploitation material.
Reeves was booked into the Travis County Jail on charges including two counts of child cruelty and three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
Authorities said Reeves was working for DAN Construction Services Inc. in Garland, Texas, which is owned by the same family that owns Curtis Reeves plumbing and plumbing supplies.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no indication the alleged abuse took place, Texas DPS said in a statement.
The company, which employs more than 800 people, says it has not yet been served with any lawsuits.
The agency did not provide any further information.
The arrest comes less than two weeks after the arrest and sentencing of Curtis Crawford, a 49-year-old Garland resident.
Crawford was convicted of abusing an infant, then later of molesting two of the children, ages 9 and 10.
He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.