Updated: 3/05 8:45 pm
Wasserman Sentenced to 99 Years
For the past two years, DeWitt County law enforcement has been investigating a case that would make anyone’s toes curl and yesterday, 26-year-old Charles Devon Wasserman was sentenced to ninety-nine years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-month-old child in 2011.
On April 13, 2011 the life of a 17-month-old boy changed forever, after his mother found a new friend, 26-year-old Charles Devon Wasserman. About a month after the assault, Wasserman was taken into custody at the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office. Wasserman was released on bond for more than a year, when he violated it late in 2012. He has since been behind bars until his trial began on February 25. District Attorney Michael Sheppard said the evidence they found against Wasserman was very strong. Sargent Carl Bowen said while he is satisfied with the verdict for 99 years, but he is saddened by the case. Bowen said while Wasserman was sentenced to 99 years, the child was given a sentence of his own for all the trauma he went though. Wasserman is currently being held at the DeWitt County Jail. Bowen said within a few weeks, he will be transferred to a state prison where he will have to serve at least thirty years before he is up for parole. Bowen added Wasserman is also under indictment in Gonzales County for injuring a child under the age of six with a cattle prod.
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