Trial set for Tyler man in aggravated sexual assault case

TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Tyler man accused of molesting young children at a Tyler trailer park this summer.

Thomas Harold George Brookbank, who has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, will go to trial in the Smith County 241st District Court on Jan. 14.

He has been in the Smith County Jail since July 13 on bonds totaling more than $5 million.

The case began in July when Brookbank was charged with sexually assaulting young children while in a clubhouse in a wooded area on the property off Shiloh Road.

Tyler police spokesman Don Martin said a 9-year-old girl reported that she and several of her friends of the same age were sexually assaulted several times dur­ing a month.

Po­lice have id­en­tified as many as five victims.


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