Former Police Chief Charged With Sex Assault

Friday, Apr 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:35 AM CDT
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Former Police Chief Charged With Sex Assault

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A former North Texas police chief is accused of having sexual relations with a girl between 2001 and 2004.

A Collin County grand jury has indicted 61-year-old ex-Sulphur Springs Chief of Police Donald "Donnie" Gene Lewis of Dallas.

Lewis was jailed Friday with bond set at $250,000.

Electronic jail records did not list an attorney for Lewis, who was arrested Thursday on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, eight counts of indecency with a child/sexual contact and five counts of sexual assault of a child. If convicted, Lewis faces up to life in prison.

Plano police have declined to release details of the active case. Lewis was indicted last week.

Lewis served as a Sulphur Springs officer for more than 25 years. He retired in mid-2001.

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