Hunt County – A local organization is looking to help children of domestic violence this holiday season.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Hunt County is seeking individuals who wish to sponsor a CASA Kid at Christmas. CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children while they are in foster care.
Hawkins – A Hawkins man is given life in prison after violating his parole.
A Wood County District Judge sentenced Joseph Aldon Burl Beck after he sexually assaulted an Oklahoma woman. The victim testified in the trial that Beck continued to be a threat to her safety and frighten her.
Beck had been on parole numerous times for multiple offenses when the woman was attacked.
Wood County – A 62-year-old Wood County man is ordered to pay $4.35 million in restitution to his 8-year-old foster daughter for possessing pornographic images of her and two other victims on his computer.
The victim and her four siblings have since been separated from the man and send to different homes. They were placed with the man and his wife as foster children.