FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 40-year old man was sentenced by a Tarrant County jury to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 10-week-old daughter.
Derek Ryan Wilson was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 6-years-old, a charge that carries no possibility for parole. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $10,000.
Authorities say Wilson denied assaulting the infant at first but later confessed and told them he did it because he was “curious” about the baby’s anatomy.
“What makes this act so heinous is that the defendant preyed upon a non-verbal infant who couldn’t even hold her head up yet,” said Prosecutor Kelly Meador. “This jury spoke for her with their verdict.”
The baby is believed to be one of the youngest child sexual assault victims ever handled by the Tarrant County DA’s Office says Dr. Jamye Coffman, a certified
child abuse pediatrician who is the Medical Director of the CARE Team at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
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