Nathaniel Alexander Caldwell, 35, of Wylie, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to a media release issued Tuesday from Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
The District Attorney's Office advised that in September 2013, Oklahoma authorities received a tip that Caldwell was sexually abusing a child he knew. Based on that tip, that child was forensically interviewed in October 2013, but made no disclosure of abuse at that time.
In March 2014, a second tip to Oklahoma Child Protective Services again suggested sexual abuse by Caldwell. The child was forensically interviewed a second time and made significant and detailed disclosures about the abuse and when it occurred. The information obtained indicated the sexual abuse occurred in Wylie, Texas, where the child lived previously.
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Wylie Police Detective Helen Taylor led an investigation that included employment records showing time frames Caldwell had access to the victim. The victim's medical records were obtained and documented physical complaints by the victim. Each piece of evidence corroborated the victim's outcry of sexual abuse.
The victim testified at trial about the sexual abuse. She was able to recall the details of the assault and said that it hurt her and made her cry.
Senior District Judge Richard Davis found Caldwell guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of six, and sentenced Caldwell to 28 years in prison. Caldwell will not be eligible for parole, and once released must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.