The trial of Doudley Scott Maloy, who is accused of child sex offenses, began Monday morning in the 8th Judicial District Court.
Maloy, 53, of Brashear is accused of three offenses: aggravated sexual assault of a child, and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. The aggravated sexual assault of a child and the two counts of indency with a child are alleged to have occurred between December 2006 and August 2007, and involved the same girl. Aggravated sexual assault of a child is a first-degree felony offense punishable by life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years in prison, and can include an optional fine of not to exceed $10,000.
Indecency with a child by sexual contact is a second degree felony offense punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.
Jury selection was held Monday. Assistant District Attorney Peter Morgan will be prosecuting the cases, which are expected to take up to three days to try. Eighth Judicial District Judge Robert Newsom will be the presiding judge. Roland M. “Ron” Fergurson is defense attorney.
The jury panel reportedly will include an interesting assortment of individuals, including media personalities Don Julian of KSST and Dave Kirkpatrick of Star Country radio. The jury pool called for selection reportedly also included teachers, at least one school counselor, and another man employed at Echo Publishing Company, parent company of The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.
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