Lavaca County sex crimes trial ruled mistrial
The man facing numerous sex crime charges has received a mistrial in his case.
The jury deliberated Thursday and Friday morning but could not reach a verdict for Shane Cliffe. The trial started Monday. Cliffe is facing more than 65 charges of sex crimes. The case is expected to be retried at a later date.
A Yoakum man is facing more than 60 charges of sex crimes.
The trial of Shane Cliffe started Monday.
Cliffe faces 16 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, 36 counts of sexual assault of a child when prohibited to marry, four counts aggravated sexual assault by use of force, four counts sexual performance of a child by a parent and four counts of sexual performance of a child involving production.
We will keep up updated with the latest information from the case.