LAMAR COUNTY, Texas (KTEN) — A Franklin County, Texas, man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a Child Protective Services employee in Lamar County.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Office received a report on June 18 about the suspect who was possibly carrying a red case with a Texas Department of Criminal Justice logo on it.

Detectives received information that 56-year-old Gerald Don Miller allegedly told an adult that he needed to talk with their child.

During the initial investigation, detectives learned about a similar incident in Sulphur Springs, Texas, last November. The suspect in that case matched the Lamar County report.

A search warrant was then issued to search Miller's vehicle and home in Franklin County, where detectives recovered property matching the victim's description in Lamar County and evidence linking him to the offense in Sulphur Springs.

Miller was charged with three counts of impersonating a public servant and one count of sexual assault.  According to jail records, he was arrested on June 27 and was released on bond two days later.

Law enforcement agencies and CPS want to remind the public that Child Protective Services workers will carry accredited credentials and will display them before talking to anyone.