Larry Combest, 45, of McKinney, was recently sentenced to 60 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
From 2002 until approximately 2004, Combest molested a child in Wylie that was known to him. The child was 11-14 years old at the time. As an adult, the victim came forward in 2015 and discussed the abuse with a sibling after learning two young unrelated children disclosed recent abuse by Combest.
While investigating the allegations by the two young children,
McKinney Police Detective
Jason Pruett learned of the Wylie victim's disclosure and forwarded the case to the
Wylie Police Department for investigation. Wylie Detective
Helen Taylor spoke with the victim about specific details of the sexual abuse and investigated the case.
The jury returned a guilty verdict for three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by contact. After hearing additional witnesses during the punishment phase, including the two young children, the jury sentenced Combest to 60 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child and 20 years in prison for each count of indecency with a child. The sentences will run concurrently.
James Fry presided over the trial. Assistant District Attorneys
Sarah Preston and
Lindsey Wynne prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator