Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced a jury's 50 year sentence, without parole, for Jimmy Duane Tucker, 50, of McKinney. "Our juries are the conscience of our community, and they've once again made it crystal clear that child predators must pay for hurting children," said Willis after sentencing.
Tucker sexually abused the victim, a child known to him, for 8 years. In September 2017, the victim, gathered the strength to notify police that Tucker had sexually abused her since she was 12 years old. The victim was forensically interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County where she revealed additional details of the sexual abuse. The McKinney Police Department investigated the case and arrested Tucker.
The jury found Tucker guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, nine counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, and three counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct. The jury assessed punishment at 50 years in prison without the possibility for parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. By law, a charge of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is not eligible for parole or good time credit. Additionally, the jury assessed 20 years in prison for each of the nine counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct. Judge Rayburn Nall presided over the case.
Assistant District Attorneys Abigail Policastro and Ann Martin prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator Kim Eanes, Victim Assistance Coordinator Stacey Taylor, and Legal Secretaries Raman Kaur and Christy Ware.