BONHAM — One day into his trial for sexually assaulting children at a daycare, John Karl Duncan pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child, sexual contact. Duncan will serve at least 10 years in prison for the crimes.
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BONHAM — In a heart-wrenching first day of testimony from mostly young children, the trial began for a Fannin County man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children at the daycare he and his wife used to own.
BONHAM — Crimes against children and drug charges filled the list of indictments handed down by a Fannin County grand jury this week. Fannin District Attorney Richard Glaser said the jurors heard 45 cases and returned indictments in all of them. He said grand jurors have returned indictments in 338 new cases this year so far.
A Sherman man was indicted this week on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, sexual conduct. The indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt. According to previously published reports, Julio Romero, 32, of Sherman, was arrested in August after he communicated via the Internet with a 15-year-old girl. Police reports said Romero asked the girl to run away from home and move in with him several times over a number of months. He was arrested when he showed up at a local business to meet the girl.
The building at the corner of Travis and Pecan streets in Sherman has had a long history of service to the community. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $140,000 and has housed federal officials from post master to federal judge. On Wednesday the legal community celebrated the change of Spanish Colonial revival Beaux Arts building’s name to the Paul Brown Federal Courthouse. The name change honors Judge Paul Brown who sat on the bench in that building from 1985 to 2006. Brown died in 2012.
Former Tom Bean Police Chief Michael Webster pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to one count of assault of a public servant and one count of theft of a firearm. The plea Webster entered means that Judge Brian Gary will sentence him to no more than seven years in prison when the case comes back for sentencing.
The mother of the 15-year-old boy who was killed in January of 2013 in Denison recently pled guilty to injury to a child and unlawful restraint. She will serve 10 years of probation.
TARRANT COUNTY- A series of lawsuits have been filed in Tarrant County by families of North Central Texas College softball players who were involved in a collision that resulted in the death of four players, and the injury of 11 others.
BONHAM — A man who was facing a capital murder trial next week pleaded guilty last week.
Grayson County grand jurors indicted two people for capital murder this week. The indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt.