District Attorney Erleigh Norville Wiley announced today the conviction of Alexander James Chavez, 27, for Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.
On May 9, 2018, a grand jury indicted Chavez with the second degree felony offense.
On April 11, 2019, following a two and a half-day trial before the Honorable Judge Casey Blair in the 86th District Court of Kaufman County, a jury found Chavez guilty.
The punishment phase of the trial was scheduled to be heard before Judge Blair on May 23, 2019. Chavez faced a sentence of 2 to 20 years in the Texas penitentiary.
On Thursday May 23, 2019, Judge Blair sentenced Chavez to 15 years in the Texas penitentiary for committing the offense of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.
The prosecution was led by Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Heather Ragsdale, Shelton Gibbs, and Robyn Beckham, and was assisted by District Attorney Investigator Daniel Hargrove.
We would like to recognize the Forney Police Department, Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center, and other state agencies that assisted with the prosecution of this case, and help send a clear message that crimes against children are not tolerated in Kaufman County.
*Press release - Kaufman County District Attorney's Office