A man who was sentenced last December to 75 years on three charges involving sex crimes against children will not have to worry about more years being tacked on, after prosecutors drop his other indecency charge.
63-year-old Joe Moon was sentenced by 30th District Judge Bob Brotherton to 60 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child, and 15 years each on two counts of indecency with a child. He had one remaining indecency with a child charge but Brotherton granted the prosecutors motion to dismiss it.
The district attorney's motion to dismiss cites the fact Moon has 60 and 15 year sentences already.
Brotherton ordered the indecency charges to be served concurrently, but consecutive to the assault charge so Moon will have to serve the 60 year sentence, then 15 years.
He was also fined $20,000. Moon was out on bond for his trial, and was in the Cotton County jail when the jury returned its verdict, because he'd gone to the casino instead of the courtroom and was found and arrested.
His attorney later filed a motion for a retrial on the basis Moon was denied his right to be present for his verdict and sentence. Three girls testified Moon assaulted or molested them when they were 11 years old.
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