Denton County

Lewisville Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child

A Denton County jury sentenced Deonta Childs-Payton to 30 years in prison

A Lewisville man has been convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child. 

A Denton County jury on Thursday found Deonta Childs-Payton guilty and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. He was indicted in May of this year.

Childs-Payton's offenses date back to 2014, prosecutors said.

"We are extremely proud of the victim who bravely took the stand on Tuesday to confront her abuser," read a Facebook post by the Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office.

No other information was released.

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