Upshur County sex offender gets 40 years on child sexual assault - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Upshur County sex offender gets 40 years on child sexual assault charge

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>

UPSHUR CO. (KYTX) - On Tuesday, February 5, 2014, 35-year-old Casey Lee Phillips pled guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and received 40 years in prison without appeal.

Upshur County District Attorney Billy W. Byrd said Phillips must serve at least a half of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Additionally, if released, he must register as a sex offender for life.

The case arose out of an investigation headed by the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and the Hallsville Police Dept. The evidence showed that in 2010 the defendant lived in the Diana portion of Upshur County. The crime occurred one time in Upshur while the child was nine years old.

The child was taken to a sexual assault nurse examiner after the allegations arose in Harrison County in late 2012 and was later taken to the Children's Advocacy Center in Longview where a forensic interviewer took a statement from the child.

The defendant was indicted for the offense November 8, 2013 by an Upshur County Grand Jury.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.