Cell phone pulled from Lytle Lake belongs to Abilene woman accused of child sex crime

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) A cell phone police pulled from Lytle Lake belongs to an Abilene woman accused of a child sex crime.

Court documents confirm the phone, recovered by a dive team in June, is registered to Kristy Usrey, 45, charged with Indecency with a Child. 

The documents state a victim under the age of 17 received text messages from Usrey’s phone which implied an illicit relationship and indicted Usrey had sent the victim a nude photograph. 

During a text conversation, “Usrey also inquired if the victim’s parents were aware of the nude photograph.”

Detectives later learned Usrey’s iPhone was in Lytle Lake, prompting the dive team search and recovery mission.

Digital evidence was extracted from the phone, but documents don’t detail the exact files found. 

Previous court documents state Usrey also touched the victim inappropriately, tried to kiss him, and made other sexual advances toward him.

Editor’s Note: This article originally stated Usrey threw her phone into Lytle Lake. The script has since been updated to say her phone was found in the lake. It’s unclear who actually put it in there. 

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