Abilene man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child sex crime


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 10 has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. 

Gary Lynn Compton, 52, pleaded guilty to Indecency with a Child and received his 10-year sentence Monday. 

Court documents say the victim made an outcry of abuse to an adult in January of 2016, claiming Compton was touching her inappropriately. 

The documents go on to describe the alleged acts of abuse and claim that, “when [the victim’s] mother confronted [Compton] he admitted to doing some of the actions that [the victim] described.”

Compton admitted to the assault when he was interviewed by police, according to the documents.

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