A Wylie man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
Stacy Davidson, 52, of Wylie, was sentenced last week for continuous sexual abuse of a child.
"Children everywhere are now safe from this monster because of this brave and innocent child's courage," Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said after the sentencing.
Although not a relative, Davidson knew the child and sexually abused her over the course of a year. The abuse started when she was five years old.
In November 2018, about three years after the abuse stopped, the child mustered the courage to tell her father about it. Her parents then reported the abuse to law enforcement.
Wylie Police Department Detective Amanda Fields and Corporal Helen Taylor investigated the case. The victim was forensically interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County and disclosed details about the abuse.
The jury found Davidson guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. During the punishment phase of trial, prosecutors introduced evidence of a 2015 FBI investigation involving Davidson and child pornography. An FBI Special Agent testified that during their investigation, it was discovered that hundreds of child pornography media files had recently been opened on Davidson's computer. This was considered by the Court when determining Davidson's prison sentence.
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Last week, Judge James R. Fry assessed punishment at 60 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.