Saturday, June 30, 2012

Punishment phase of trial to begin Monday

Good job Jennifer and Laura!

Despite the headline the defendant was convicted of multiple sexual assaults of the same child.  He faces a minimum of 25 years to life.

New Braunfels man guilty of child sex assault
By Dalondo Moultrie - New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Years of sexually assaulting at least one young girl caught up to a New Braunfels man Friday afternoon when a jury convicted him of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

Beginning about 9 a.m. Monday a Comal County jury will hear evidence in the penalty phase of the case against Joel D. James, 47, found guilty Friday of repeatedly molesting a girl, now 14. The incidents lasted from 2007 until 2010, or from when the girl was 8 or 9 until she was 12.

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