Elderly Man Sentenced to Probation for Child Sex Crimes in Taylor County

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TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An elderly Ranger man was sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to multiple child sex crimes that happened at a church in Taylor County. 

James “Jimmie” Lee Wright, 83, pleaded guilty to two counts of Indecency with a Child on December 20, 2016, and was sentenced to 10 years of probation along with 240 hours of community service, according to online records from the Taylor County Jail. 

Wright was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. 

Court documents say the father of a 10-year-old girl went to pick her up from a church on the 100 block of Graham Street in January of 2014, and when he arrived and attempted to enter the recreation room, he discovered something was blocking the door.

When he finally got the door open, the father observed his daughter sitting on Wright’s lap, according to the documents, which say the daughter told her father Wright was touching her inappropriately during play time while “telling her crazy things”.

The documents state the daughter also told her father Wright inappropriately touched her on at least one other occasion. 

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