Former Nolanville Mayor Sentenced to 60 Years

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 13-Nov-2013

A Bell County judge sentenced former Nolanville Mayor, Charlie Stewart, Sr. to 60 years in a Texas state prison for the continuous sexual assault of a child after a jury convicted him earlier this year, court documents revealed Tuesday.

The charges stemmed from a 2012 arrest tied to a 12-year-old girl’s outcry that she was raped by Stewart on multiple occasions. Stewart was charged with sexual assault of a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child in relation to the girl’s allegations, which were investigated by local police after they were called by a local hospital. The abuse began in the summer of 2011, the girl told police.

Officials have not revealed whether other victims have come forward or whether they believe other victims exist, although the Bell County District Attorney requested a life sentence in relation to the abuse, saying “for more than 20 years he’s molested children.”

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