X-ray tech used job to sexually assault children, gets 50 years, no parole

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Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced that Justin Stricklin, 37, of Gainesville, was sentenced by a jury to 50 years in prison after that jury found him guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. "This predator exploited privacy and safety protocols to do terrible things to innocent children. And now he will spend the next 50 years in prison facing the consequences," said Willis after sentencing. 

Stricklin had access to the victims through his job as an X-ray technician at Envision Imaging in Allen, Texas. Stricklin sexually abused young children while administering their X-rays in a room away from their parents. One of the children, who was eight years old, immediately out-cried to her mother who reported it to the police. Envision placed Stricklin on administrative leave. 

Just three months later, while the investigation was still pending, Stricklin was placed back on active status with no restrictions. A few months later, Stricklin sexually abused another victim, who was 11 years old. The child immediately out-cried to her mother, who also reported it to the police.

Allen Police Department investigated the case. The children were forensically interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County and disclosed details about the sexual abuse.

Judge Don Adams presided over the jury trial.

During the trial's punishment phase, prosecutors introduced evidence of another victim Stricklin sexually abused while administering an X-ray when she was 11 years old. The jury assessed punishment at 50 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.

Assistant District Attorneys Courtney Sines and Kailey Gillman prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Gregory Bowers, Victim Assistance Coordinator Casey Hendrix, and Legal Secretary Christy Ware.