Molester receives four years of deferred adjudication, fine
A convicted child molester finally found out his fate in court last Friday.
District Judge W.C. Kirkendall of the 2nd 25th Judicial District Court handed down the sentence of four years deferred adjudication and an $800 fine to James Morris Minear.
Minear was arrested as a result of Gonzales police being called to investigate a report of sexual assault on July 29, 2008. Minear had been alleged to attack two female victims, ages 15 and 17 at the time. The victims were forensically interviewed at Norma’s House and the case was turned over to the District Attorney’s office in Oct. 2009.
In related news, Frank Ramos received a sentence for his involvement in a car crash that occurred on July 4, 2009. That collision claimed the life of a woman.
Ramos was found guilty of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle and was sentenced to 10 years probation. He also was handed down a fine of $1,000, will serve 14 consecutive days in county jail and then serve an additional 90 days on work release.
Also on the docket was David Lee Allen, who is accused of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or disabled person and burglary of a habitation.
Allen was arrested on Jan. 9, 2011 after police responded to the 200 block of Botts Street in reference to a burglary. During the investigation, the 68-year old victim made an outcry of being sexually assaulted. Due to her age and injuries, the additional charge was filed.
The case, which was forwarded to the D.A.’s office on Feb. 7, 2011, was scheduled to go to a jury trial on June 11.