75-year-old man sentenced to prison, pleads no contest to charge of indecency with child

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A man is sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to indecency with a child in Wichita Falls following his sentence of probation in Clay County in June when he pleaded no contest to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Russell Detwiler, 75, of  Wichita Falls, received a five-year prison sentence after waiving his right to a trial and allowing 78th District Judge Barney Fudge to determine his fate in an open plea.

The incidents involving a 9- or 10-year-old girl occurred in Clay and Wichita counties.

In April 2017, a licensed therapist notified authorities after a 14-year-old girl talked about sexual abuse she suffered several years earlier. She said she was abused on multiple occasions at Detwiler’s home and also in Clay County.

In June, Detwiler was placed on eight years probation in Clay County for aggravated sexual assault of the same victim.

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