Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Punishment phase to begin today in Bexar County trial

Meanwhile in another court in another county a principal faces a potential life sentence for indecency with a child by sexual contact

Jury returns mixed verdict on ex-principal
Ex-principal could face 99 years in boy's sex assault.
By Guillermo Contreras And Craig Kapitan - Express-News

An ex-school principal who admitted he once molested a young student was convicted Monday of other sexual misconduct with the victim.

Before his trial, ex-Carrillo Elementary School Principal Michael Alcoser pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault. A jury delivered a split verdict Monday, finding Alcoser, 44, guilty of two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, but acquitting him of another count of indecency and two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

The punishment phase for Alcoser begins today before state District Judge Mary Roman. He could face two to 20 years in prison for the indecency charges and five years to 99 years or life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault conviction, Assistant District Attorney Chris DeMartino said.

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