2 men found guilty, sentenced for sexual assault of child

WOOD COUNTY - According to the Wood County District Attorney's Office, 36-year-old Lucas Ray Evans and 57-year-old Paul Bell were found guilty of and sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Assault of a Child, respectively. 

After a punishment hearing, Evans was sentenced to 99 years for counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in a decision announced on Tuesday.

On Nov. 2 2017, Bell was found guilty on four counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Indecency with Child Sexual Contact. 

Bell was given a sentence of 40 years in The Texas Department of Criminal Justice in each count of Sexual Assault and 15 years for the count of Indecency With a Child. 


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