By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor, KSAT12
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A judge Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man to five life sentences and eight 20-year sentences in a child sex-abuse case.
Punishment against Carl Bailes was rendered after a jury found him guilty on five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and eight counts of sexual assault of a child.
A then-16-year-old girl in 2012 made an outcry to her mother that Bailes had repeatedly sexually abused her, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office said.
The victim, who is now 19 years old, testified that Bailes began sexually assaulting her when she was 5 years old.
During the punishment hearing Thursday, the victim told 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner that the abuse still affects her and devastated her childhood.
The girl's accusations prompted an investigation by the FBI and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. FBI agents found numerous files of child pornography on Bailes' computer and discovered that he had deleted 100 files, the DA's Office said.
Bailes was arrested on charges of production, receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography. In November 2015, a federal judge sentenced Bailes to 135 years in prison.
Skinner ordered two of the life sentences and one of the 20-year sentences be served consecutively with Bailes' 135-year federal prison sentence. The remaining three life sentences and seven 20-year sentences will be served concurrently.
"I commend the jury's swift verdict and Judge Skinner's tough sentence," District Attorney Nico LaHood said. "Everyone can be at peace knowing that Mr. Bailes will never harm another innocent child."
Alabama, the most oft mentioned state in this blog. Clean up your act people.
By Erin Edgemon, AL.com
A 29-year-old Montgomery man is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12.
Detarrio Chappell is charged with four counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12 and four counts of sodomy first degree, jail records show. He is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on $360,000 bond.
Montgomery police say officers received a report of possible sex abuse on Monday, June 13 in the 900 block of Pebblebrook Drive in north Montgomery.
Chappell was identified as a suspect and taken into custody, police say.
Montgomery police didn't release any details on the alleged crimes or whether Chappell knew the alleged victim. Chappell's arrest warrants weren't immediately available for release.
Court records show Chappell was charged with second-degree rape and resisting arrest in 2005. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of third-degree assault and resisting arrest the following year.
Chappell was sentenced to serve one year in prison for that crime.
This is the third time Muskogee has made it into my blog.
Prosecutors charged a Muskogee man Thursday on a single count of child sexual abuse, according to court documents.
A 7-year-old girl reported to a woman the child knows that Randy Guiterres, 49, "had sex" with her, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The alleged crime happened on June 3, but it was not reported until June 9. Law enforcers arrested Guiterres on June 13, according to the affidavit.
Guiterres is being held in Muskogee County/City Detention Facility on a $100,000 bond, according to court documents. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 30.
Punxsutawney-based state police report the charges were filed as the result of an ongoing investigation into Kevin M. Kight, 42, and Rebecca C. Gardner, 41. Both are currently incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail. The investigation began in December 2015.
According to police, after search warrants were executed at Kight’s home in Young Township, Jefferson County, police determined that Kight allegedly exchanged Facebook messages with Gardner to plan a sexual encounter with a four-year-old girl. In addition to the messages, police also discovered at least 500 photographs of the female victim on Kight’s computer, in various states of undress. Police further determined that Gardner was allegedly responsible for taking and sending at least 89 photographs of the child to Kight.
Kight has been charged with one count each of the following: criminal solicitation/rape, criminal solicitation/statutory sexual assault, criminal solicitation/sexual assault, criminal solicitation/indecent assault, criminal conspiracy/rape, criminal conspiracy/statutory sexual assault, criminal conspiracy/sexual assault, criminal conspiracy/indecent assault. He is also charged with 500 counts each of sexual abuse of children and criminal solicitation/sexual abuse of children.
Gardner has been charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy/rape, criminal conspiracy/statutory sexual assault, criminal conspiracy/sexual assault, criminal conspiracy/indecent assault/criminal conspiracy/sexual abuse of children. She is also charged with 89 counts each of sexual abuse of children/photographing, videotaping, depicting on computer or filming sexual acts and sexual abuse of children/dissemination of photographs, videotapes, computer depictions and films.
The charges were filed with the office of District Judge Douglas R. Chambers. According to online court records, Kight is being held in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail; Gardner, in lieu of $75,000 cash bail.