JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — *Editor's Note: The above video is from September 2018
A 43-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for ten felony charges connected to the sexual abuse of two children on Monday.
Investigators said on September 3, 2018, a 10-year-old and 14-year-old were 'violently kidnapped' and sexually assaulted by Alfred Smith.
According to 12News file stories, Smith previously served 15 years for first degree injury to a child.
From a Jefferson County District Attorneys Office news release:
Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Alfred Smith, 43, pled guilty to ten felony charges involving the sexual abuse of two children. Judge John B. Stevens, Jr. assessed Smith’s punishment at 40 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in accordance with the plea agreement.
On September 3, 2018, the victims, sisters aged 10 and 14, were violently kidnapped from their home by Smith and sexually assaulted. Members of Beaumont Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions assisted with the search for Smith and the victims. Smith released the victims later that night. The victims had forensic exams at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital and were forensically interviewed at The Garth House in Beaumont, where they provided details about the assaults.
Upon investigation by the Beaumont Police Department, Smith was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Aggravated Kidnapping, Indecency with a Child. Smith has a prior felony conviction for first-degree Injury to a Child, for which he served 15 years.
The case was investigated by Detective Chuck Duchamp of the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tatiana Zelezniak of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
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