Motion to revoke sex offender’s probation denied

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A man who was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge within a week of pleading guilty to sexual assault will remain on probation after a motion to revoke his sentence was denied.

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Julian Sanchez, 26, of Wichita Falls, appeared in 89th District Court Thursday, March 21, 2024, where a motion to revoke his probation sentence was heard by presiding Judge Charles Barnard.

Sanchez pleaded true to violating a condition of his community supervision sentence after he was charged with assault family violence for allegedly pushing a member of his household on July 5, 2023.

According to court documents, while the court did find that Sanchez violated his probation, they did not revoke his probation, ordering that it remain in force.

The family member who was allegedly pushed by Sanchez signed an affidavit of non-prosecution, informing the court they did not wish to pursue charges against Sanchez for the incident.

Judge Barnard amended the conditions of Sanchez's sentence, ordering him to spend 180 days behind bars. However, because Sanchez had been jailed since his arrest in July 2023, he was given credit for time already served.

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Sanchez pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault from 2021 on June 29, 2023, and was given an eight-year deferred sentence. His arrest for assault family violence came just six days after his plea.

The charges of sexual assault were filed after the mother of the victim, who was in eighth grade at the time, found text messages and photos in her daughter's phone.

The victim said she met Sanchez on social media, and he told her he was 17 years old, when he was actually in his twenties.

According to the victim, Sanchez began offering to pick her up from school and would provide the victim and her friends with marijuana.

The victim told authorities she and Sanchez were intimate on two occassions. She said she broke off the relationship when she learned his real age.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma's Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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