FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – A 47-year-old Houston man who pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after violating his 10-year deferred adjudication probation.
240th District Court Judge Chad Bridges adjudicated Larry Marcel Vaughn guilty of the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. Vaughn initially received a 10-year deferred adjudication probation for the offense after pleading guilty in 2017.
The evidence presented at a recent hearing established that Vaughn violated his deferred adjudication probation by failing to attend and complete a sex offender treatment program, by violating the Child Safety Zone restriction, and by having contact with children under the age of 18 years. The evidence further substantiated that he was in possession of an unapproved and unmonitored cell phone and used that phone to view and possess pornographic images on inappropriate internet sites. Both Vaughn’s probation officer and his sex offender treatment provider testified they were concerned that he is at a high risk of reoffending and they believe he poses a serious danger to young children.
Assistant District Attorneys Terese Buess and Suzy Morton prosecuted the case. Attorney Steven Gilbert represented the defendant