A Brownwood man was sentenced to two stacked life sentences after he was found guilty in 35th District Court of sexually assaulting a child relative.
District Judge Steve Ellis, acting on District Attorney Micheal Murray’s request, stacked the sentences against Calvin Eugene Williams after jurors handed down the life sentences Thursday, First Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss said.
The same jury deliberated for about 30 minutes Wednesday before convicting Williams of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child.
Williams had been assaulting the girl since she was 8 years old, trial testimony showed.
The girl became pregnant when she was 14, testimony showed. The fetus was 8 weeks old when doctors determined there was no heartbeat, and the fetus was removed for DNA testing. According to DNA evidence, there was a 99.998 percent probability that Williams was the father.
Williams had previously been convicted of eight felonies and had been to prison three times, testimony showed. A gang expert testified for the state that Williams has been a member of a street gang.
Sheriff's investigator Lana Guthrie said earlier an accusation was made when the girl was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center because she was ill, and it was discovered she was pregnant.