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Allen Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison On Indecency Charges

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A 64-year-old Allen, Texas man was sentenced Thursday afternoon to a total of 30 years in prison on two indecency with a child charges, according to arrest reports.

Christopher Lee Vail

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Lester took Christopher Lee Vail into custody at 4 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022, in the 8th judicial District Courtroom after the man was sentenced to a 20-year commitment in Texas Department of Criminal Justice on an indecency with a child by sexual contact conviction and to a 10-year prison sentence on an indecency with a child by exposure conviction; he was booked into Hopkins County jail on both charges at 5:33 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022, according to arrest reports.

Vail was scheduled to appear in district court at 9 a.m. Sept. 29, 2022, for a trail before the court on a motion to proceed on both charges, according to the court docket.

The charges stemmed from an HCSO investigation into allegations Vail committed indecency with a child. When contacted, Vail reportedly agreed to be interviewed by HCSO Investigator Dennis Findley. Due to information obtained during the interview, Findley filed for arrest warrants. The warrants were executed at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, by HCSO Deputy Chris Baumann at the sheriff’s office. 

The 64-year-old Allen man arrested on warrants for both charges on Sept. 24, 2022, indicted during the December 2020 Grand Jury session and remained in custody in Hopkins County until Feb. 22, 2021, in lieu of the $100,000 in bonds set for the charges.

Vail returned to the county jail March 8-May 13, 2021, for bond revocation on both charges.

He was scheduled to appear in district court at 1:30 p.m. April 28, 2022, on a motion to proceed on an indecency with a child by sexual contact.

 Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dan Turrentine took Vail into custody at 5:10 p.m. April 28 and escorted him into Hopkins County jail on an order from the 8th Judicial District Court on both indecency with a child charges, according to arrest reports. He was released from jail the next day, according to HCSO jail records.


The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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