Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown released a list Wednesday of people who were indicted this week. An indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt. The following people were indicted:
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A Whitesboro man pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of indecency with a child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. A statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office said this was not the first time the man had been convicted of a sexual offense against a child.
He isn’t the longest serving inmate on Texas’ death row, but he isn’t far from it. Lester Bower marked 30 years on death row this past April and the state has his execution date set Feb. 10. That is the sixth date with death Bower has had since he arrived on death row after being convicted, in April of 1984, of the murders of Bob G. Tate, Phillip Good, Ronald Mayes and Jerry Mac Brown. The four were found dead at a hangar northeast of Sherman in October of 1983.
A Sherman man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown’s office released a list of people whose cases were cleared from state court dockets in October. The following people resolved their cases in the 15th, 59th or 397th Courts last month.
BONHAM — Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser released a list of people who entered into plea agreements with his office during the October dockets before Judge Laurine Blake of the 336th District Court of Fannin County. The following individuals either entered guilty pleas or their cases went to trial and a Fannin County jury rendered the verdict and sentence indicated.
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.
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.