WFAA Employee Arrested at the Station

By Kevin Eck 

An employee of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

Mike Chappell, who has worked at the station for five years as a supervisor of information technology, was arrested while at the station Tuesday afternoon.

He’s been charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child from an incident in June 2008. The Dallas Morning News reports Chappell’s also looking at charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child from June 2011.

WFAA reported the arrest, adding the charges involve a family member of Chappell’s. The station also said it had no comment.

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