GUILTY: Carlile found guilty on multiple charges of sexual assault of a child

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UPDATE: December 11, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

After less than 20 minutes of deliberation, the jury in the Jason Carlile trial found him guilty on all eight counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault of a child.

Defense attorney Heather Barbieri of Plano called no witnesses and did not cross-examine any of the state’s witnesses, and made no closing arguments.

She also did not call Carlile to testify on his own behalf.

Last week, she filed for a stay and halted jury selection. The trial resumed after a court of appeals denied her petition. She may still be hoping she can have grounds to overturn the verdict on appeal.

In his closing argument, prosecutor Dobie Kosub told jurors Carlile committed horrid and terrifying acts against his daughter and sister when they were young.

Wednesday morning a woman, who was purchased by Carlile in 2006 in Windthorst when she was 15, took the stand.

She said he began sexually assaulting her when she was 14, sometimes in a cemetery in Wichita Falls in his truck or behind piles of dirt.

She said he also took other foster children he had in his home to the cemetery on Southwest Parkway.

After he purchased her from her mother for $3,000 she said he took her to Tucson where he had their appearances altered before going to Mexico.

She said when they returned to Texas later, she was picked up in Dallas by Archer County authorities and denied she had been abused.

She said after Carlile served his three-year prison term, they got married then divorced a short time later.

Carlile has a previous conviction in Wichita County for indecency with a child in 1994 and the Archer County conviction for the purchase of a child in 2006.

The mother of the girl, Tina Valdez, also pleaded guilty and received three years.


UPDATE: Decemeber 11, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Jason Carlile has been found guilty on all eight charges of sexual assault of a child.


UPDATE: December 11, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

As of 4:05 p.m. Wednesday the jury is deliberating after the defense did not deliver any closing statements.


UPDATE: December 11, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

The defense in the Carlile trial rests. They called no witnesses and no will not cross-examine any state witnesses. Defense attornies stated that Carlile will not testify during the trial.


CLAY CO. (KFDX/KJTL) — Court is back in session for the second day of testimony in the trial of Jason Carlile. The trial for multiple counts of sexual assault of a child began after a stay was lifted by an appeals court.

Yesterday afternoon, Jason Carlile’s sister and daughter testified about repeated sexual assaults they say he committed on them when they were young.

Wednesday morning a woman who was purchased by Carlile in 2006 in Windthorst when she was 15 took the stand.

She said he began sexually assaulting her when she was 14, sometimes in a cemetery in Wichita Falls in his truck or behind piles of dirt.

She said he also took other foster children he had in his home to the cemetery on Southwest Parkway.

After he purchased her from her mother for $3,000 she said he took her to Tucson where he had their appearances altered before going to Mexico.

She said when they returned to Texas later, she was picked up in Dallas by Archer County authorities and denied she had been abused.

She said after Carlile served his three-year prison term, they got married then divorced a short time later.

Carlile has a previous conviction in Wichita County for indecency with a child in 1994 and the Archer County conviction for the purchase of a child in 2006.

The mother of the girl, Tina Valdez, also pleaded guilty and got 3 years.

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