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Man gets 52 Years without parole for child sex assault

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Jason Daniel Sewell, 36, of McKinney, was sentenced to 52 years without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and 10 years for Indecency with a Child by Contact, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

Sewell began molesting his then eight year old relative in another state. Sewell also sexually abused the relative as well as showed her pornography in Arlington. Eventually Sewell moved to McKinney and continued to molest the victim when she would visit him on the weekends. When the victim reached age 15 she finally confided in her mother what Sewell had been doing to her for so long.  The police were called immediately and an investigation began.

Sewell was arrested on charges out of Tarrant and Collin Counties and a search warrant was obtained for his home.  Detectives found multiple sexual devices that matched the description and location given by the victim, corroborating her account of the abuse.

The jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and one count of Indecency with a Child by Contact. On Friday, the jury then sentenced Sewell to 52 years without the possibility of parole on the first count and 10 years on the second.

Assistant District Attorneys Daniel Lewis and Sarah Preston prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Kenneth Newton. The case was investigated by Arlington Police Detective Grant Gildon and McKinney Police Sergeant Randy Agan. Judge Richard Davis presided over the case.

This new release is distributed on behalf of the District Attorney; please refer any questions to Bill Dobiyanski, 972-548-4335.