Updated 1 p.m.: This story has been updated to include more information about the charges.

Jim Pierson, a former Flower Mound Town Council member, was booked into Denton County Jail on June 4 on two felony charges accusing him of sexually abusing a child.

Pierson was arrested on suspicion of continuous sex abuse of a child with the victim under the age of 14 and indecency with a child by sexual contact, according to court documents. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2015 and 2017. The charge alleging continuous sexual abuse of a child is a first-degree felony, and the indecency with a child charge is a second-degree felony. Both warrants were issued through the Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1.

Each charge carried a bond of $25,000, which Pierson posted, records show. He has since been released.

Pierson could not immediately be reached for comment.

He had resigned from his Place 1 seat on the Town Council by email May 12 but had not given a reason at that time.

Flower Mound Town Council is in the process of interviewing 13 applicants for Pierson's vacant position. The next special meeting to interview applicants is June 10, when an official appointment could also be made.

The appointee will serve the remainder of the Place 1 term, which will be up for election in May 2022.