, 68, of Wylie, Texas, was sentenced to 32 years confinement without the
possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg
From 2008 until
2011, Routon molested a child at his Wylie home when the child would stay
overnight. Routon committed the sexual acts against the child when he assumed
the child was asleep. The child would often wake up to the molestation or to
noises made by Routon when he entered the room, but the child would pretend to
be asleep. The child out-cried to the abuse in July 2013 and an investigation
by the Collin County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Task Force ensued.
returned a guilty verdict Friday for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child. On
Monday, the jury sentenced Routon to 32 years confinement without the
possibility of parole.
District Attorneys Sarah Preston
and Shannon Miller
prosecuted the case,
assisted by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland
. The case was
investigated by former Collin County Sheriff Investigator Jim Blackburn
. Judge Richard
presided over the case.