16 years later, sexual assault survivor finds justice after rapist sentenced to 56 years in prison
In April of 2006, a 14-year-old girl was hustling home as the sun began to set over southwest Houston and the street lights were turning on. A then 26-year-old man used that moment to corner the girl, knock her unconscious and sexually assault her. From that day, it would take 16 years to hold that man accountable.
4-year-old watching cartoons molested by plumber while his boss, girl’s parents in home, DA says
An apprentice plumber from Spring Branch has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting a 4-year-old girl in the living room of her home while his boss and the girl’s parents were looking at an upstairs bathroom, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday.
Spring spa owner investigated for consumer fraud after customers charged for services during shutdown
The Harris County District Attorney’s consumer fraud division is building a case against the spa owner who has not yet been charged with a crime. Smith said she was recently contacted by the Harris County District Attorney’s consumer fraud division and learned she was not alone. An investigation was launched after the former spa owner and lienholder claimed the owner cashed a more than $31,000 insurance check at a bank by forging his signature. KPRC 2 called the spa owner for comment and awaiting a response. If you’re a former customer, fraud investigators ask to call the Harris County Constables Dispatch at 281-376-3472.
Judges, attorneys seek ways to alleviate court system back-up
HOUSTON The Texas Supreme Court recently ordered no jury trials or jury selections are to take place before Aug. 1, unless a plan is submitted and approved by the Office of Court Administration. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys agree the system cant handle much more of a back-up and they have got to find a way to get things moving. Thiessen said only 10 people are allowed in a courtroom at a time and that includes court staff. Thiessen and Musick both were quick to say the idea of trial participants wearing masks wont work. The back-up in the courts is also leading to an increase in the population at the Harris County jail.