Curtis Lemay Foxworth of Navasota, 49, pled guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.
“As a general rule, these types of cases are better worked out by plea. The major reason is it prevents the victim from having to sit in a public courtroom with the molester and testify and then be subject to cross examination by a skilled defense attorney,” District Attorney Tuck McLain said. “In all of these types of pleas we work closely with the victim in the case to make sure they agree with and understand the possible plea and the other options out there. Although I have the right to overrule a victim’s wishes, I rarely do so.”
Foxworth was arrested by Navasota police on indecency with a child by sexual contact charges on Nov. 13, 2009. Indecency with a Child by conduct carries a sentence of 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Navasota Police Chief Shawn Myatt previously said the 11-year-old victim made an outcry, which led to the investigation by both the police department and Child Protective Services. According to Lt. Jorge De La Cruz, Foxworth was babysitting the victim when “he exposed himself and made the victim engage in sexual contact with him.”
Chief Myatt said Foxworth admitted to the charges the same day he was arrested.
Foxworth bonded out of jail with $10,000 from Capps Bail Bonds on Nov. 14, 2009, and was taken into custody Monday after his plea.
Other plea bargains on Monday included the following:
Jorge Alvarez, Felony DWI received 10 years in prison, suspended 5 years with $500 fine and 30 days in jail; Louis Blackshear, evading arrest, 2 years in prison; Kenneth Wayne Curry, theft, 4 years deferred adjudication with $800 fine and $2791.33 restitution; Frank Devereaux, possession of cocaine, 1 year TDCJ - State Jail Facility; Robyn Haak, possession of Meth, 5 years deferred adjudication with $1,000 fine; Cody Kuntz, endangering a child, 2 years deferred adjudication with anger management and parenting classes; Thomas Lebeck, MTR- possession of controlled substance, modified probation to SAFP; Stacy Mason, welfare fraud, 5 years deferred adjudication with $7,064 restitution; Barbara Ross Mathis, DWI, 10 years TDCJ suspended 5 years with $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail and DL suspension; Robert Dwayne Sechelski, tampering with evidence, 2 years prison; Julie D. Smith, possession of marijuana, 1 year jail, suspended 2 years and $1,000 fine; and Andrew Valadez, MTR – DWI, 5 years in prison.