TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Sentencing is set for Oct. 16 for Ora Franklin Johnson, 36, of Temple, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person in connection with the rape of a mentally-challenged teenage girl who was assaulted repeatedly over an 18-month period, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Johnson entered the plea a year to the day after he was arrested.
He remains jailed in lieu of $200,000 bond.
Johnson was charged after an investigation that started in November 2017 when the victim, who is diagnosed as “borderline intellectual functioning” and reads and writes on a second grade level, made an outcry to her brother.
During a forensic interview, the girl said the sexual assaults started in April 2015 and continued until Nov. 4, 2016, the affidavit says.
She was 16 when the rapes started and 17 when they ended.
The offense is a first degree felony punishable by a prison sentence of five to 99 years or life.