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Smith Sentenced To Life In Prison For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Young Children
Apr26

Smith Sentenced To Life In Prison For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Young Children

Kenneth Charles Smith was sentenced in the 8th Judicial Court in Hopkins County to life in prison for continuous sexual abuse of children under age 14, according to court reports. Kenneth Charles Smith (HCSO jail photo) Smith was initially charged in September 2019 with indecency with a child, after a 15-year-old who does not reside in Sulphur Springs, made an outcry and Sulphur Springs Police were alerted. The teen alleged she was...

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36 Indictments Signed During September Grand Jury Session
Oct06

36 Indictments Signed During September Grand Jury Session

At least 36 indictments were signed during the September Grand Jury session in Hopkins County, pushing those cases forward for prosecution. At least 24 people were named in the charges, which ranged from burglary, theft, controlled substance and marijuana offenses to sexual abuse, evading arrest and assault offense. At least eight people were named in two or more indictments, according to records released by the District Clerk’s...

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SSPD: Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Offenses Revealed Additional Child Victims
Jul23

SSPD: Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Offenses Revealed Additional Child Victims

Investigation into alleged sexual offenses involving a 57-year-old Sulphur Springs, TX man revealed additional victims and resulted in an additional charge, according to Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. Brian Shurtleff. Kenneth Charles Smith (HCSO jail photo) Kenneth Charles Smith has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on September 4, 2019, on an indecency with a child by sexual contact warrant. A 15-year-old, who...

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Grand Jury Signs 17 Indictments During November Session
Nov05

Grand Jury Signs 17 Indictments During November Session

A Hopkins County Grand Jury on Friday, Nov. 1, signed at least 17 indictments, pushing those cases forward for prosecution. Offenses alleged in the indictments ranged from indecency with a child, sexual abuse of a child, criminal negligence and assault of a public servant to unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest, driving while intoxicated and controlled substance charges. More than a dozen people were named in the indictments,...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Indecency With A Child By Sexual Contact
Sep05

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Indecency With A Child By Sexual Contact

Kenneth Charles Smith A 56-year-old Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by police on an indecency with a child by sexual contact warrant, according to arrest reports. A 15-year-old who does not reside in Sulphur Springs reportedly made an outcry and Sulphur Springs police were contacted. The teen alleged she was sexually molested at a Sulphur Springs address when she was 11 years old, according to Sulphur...

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Hopkins County Grand Jury Hands Down April Indictments
Apr26

Hopkins County Grand Jury Hands Down April Indictments

Sixty-five indictments, 14 sealed, were handed down Monday afternoon by a Hopkins County Grand Jury. A wide range of indictments were included in the afternoon’s work. Many of the arrest reports can be found at ksstradio.com. Just enter their names in the search feature. Jesus Avila was indicted for sexual abuse of a child continuous.  Avila, 39, of Saltillo was arrested for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child under the age of...

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