Gatesville Man Jailed on Child Sex Charges

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GATESVILLE (October 11, 2009)—A Gatesville man is held in Coryell County Jail charged with three sex counts, one of which involves a child younger than 14.

Kenneth Jesse Blanchard, 42, already was being held on one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

He was additionally charged on Sunday with one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 and one count of sexual assault of a child.

Coryell County Justice of the Peace Larry McDonald set Blanchard’s bond at $100,000 on the aggravated charge, $50,000 on the sexual assault charge and $2,500 on the failure to register charge.

McDonald told News 10 both sexual assault charges resulted from accusations against Blanchard that revolve around incidents that happened this past summer in Gatesville.

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