WACO (March 8, 2013)—A Waco jury, which deliberated until just after midnight Friday morning before convicting Keith Allen Jones, 58, of super aggravated sexual assault of a child, decided on a sentence Friday afternoon.
Jurors sentenced Jones to a total of 47 years in prison after convicting him of super aggravated sexual assault of a child and of two counts of indecency with a child by contact.
They acquitted Jones of a second count of super aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The charges stemmed from the sexual abuse of a girl who was 4-years-old at the time.
Jones, who was arrested in August 2010, was originally charged with indecency with a child by contact in alleged incidents of inappropriate touching, but the upgraded charges were attached when he was indicted in June, 2011.
The assaults, according to the indictment, happened in July 2010 at a residence in McLennan County.
The super aggravated sexual assault of a child charge is a first-degree felony, punishable by a term of 5 to 99 years or life in prison.
The indecency by contact charges are second-degree felonies with a punishment range of 2 to 20 years in prison.
Jones was sentenced to consecutive sentences of 29 years on the super aggravated sexual assault charge and of nine years on each of the counts of indecency by contact.