Ex-Central Texas prosecutor indicted in sex case

April 5, 2012 7:31:23 AM PDT
A former prosecutor in Central Texas has been accused of indecency with a girl.

A McLennan County grand jury Wednesday indicted 51-year-old Lyle Gripp on a charge of indecency with a child by contact. If convicted, Gripp faces up to 20 years in prison.

The complaint says the girl was about 5 years old when she allegedly was abused in 1995. Prosecutors learned of the allegations in 2010. Further details on her haven't been released.

Gripp initially was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The former prosecutor in McLennan and Falls counties is free on bond.

Gripp attorney Stan Schwieger says the accusations are baseless and he expects his client to be exonerated.

The state attorney general's office is prosecuting.


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