Farmersville man gets 40 years for sexual assault of intellectually disabled child

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Henry Fletcher, 81, of Farmersville, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

"Special needs children are the most vulnerable members of our community and anyone that harms them will be vigorously prosecuted," said Willis.

In June 2015, the child went for a walk near her house in Farmersville. Fletcher, who did not know the child, coaxed her into his car. Fletcher took her to his house where he sexually assaulted her. After the assault, Fletcher dropped the child off a few blocks from her house. She ran home and immediately told her parents.

A sexual assault exam yielded biological material that was later compared to Fletcher's DNA. DNA analysis confirmed Fletcher as the perpetrator. At the time of the offense, the intellectually disabled child was 14 years old. Fletcher was 79 years old.

Farmersville Police Department Officer William Redding responded first to the scene and Collin County Sheriff's Office, Child Abuse Task Force Investigator Danny Stasik investigated the case.

Judge Barnett Walker found Fletcher guilty of the offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Child and assessed punishment at 40 years in prison.

Assistant District Attorneys Ashley Keil and Geeta Singletary prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland.​