Local Man Sentenced To Seven Life Terms For Sexual Abuse Of Children

Jack Stone (Jail photo)

WACO (December 17, 2012)--A Waco man pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children and was sentenced to seven life terms Monday.

State District Judge Ralph Strother sentenced Jack Edward Stone to seven concurrent life terms Monday after Stone pleaded guilty to four counts of indecency with a child by contact, two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Stone was indicted in September for indecency with a child by contact and for failing to register as a sex offender.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the charges stemmed from the abuse of three different children on at least two separate dates in June.

Arrest affidavits showed that the charges stemmed from the sexual abuse of two brothers, both younger than 8, at a home in south Waco.

Stone was previously arrested in connection with similar incidents in Bellmead, according to Bellmead Police Detective Michael Miller.

The Bellmead incident involved a 4-year-old girl.

Stone, according to his criminal record, already has served a 10-year prison sentence after his conviction in 1988 of abusing a 3-year-old.

He won't be eligible for parole for 30 years.

“Our community is now safe from this sexual predator due to the courage of the three child victims as well as the tireless efforts of Detective Anne Cyr from the Waco Police Department and Detective Haywood Sawyer from the Bellmead Police Department," said McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna.