Ellis County sex offender sentenced to 2 consecutive life sentences – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas man who admitted and pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two girls in Ellis and Tarrant counties has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after violating his probation condition, according to the office from the Ellis County District Attorney.
Ellis County District Attorney Ann Montgomery said in a statement Tuesday that Christopher Mabe, 25, was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault serious on a child.
“Sex offenders will be held accountable for their actions in Ellis County. My office will vigorously pursue and demand compliance with the law for the protection of victims of sexual abuse and all citizens of Ellis County,” he said. Montgomery said in a statement.
In April 2016, two 13-year-old girls said Mabe started sexually assaulting them both around the age of 8 and that the abuse continued until the age of 10. The girls said the abuse occurred in Ellis and Tarrant counties.
Mabe was a minor when the incidents took place, but since he was 20 when the girls disclosed the abuse, the juvenile court transferred jurisdiction to the 40th District Court in April 2017, and Mabe was charged as an adult.
The girls’ parents, who did not allow them to testify at the trial, wanted Mabe to have a chance to rehabilitate since he committed the offenses when he was between 14 and 16 years old. Given Mabe’s age at the time of the offenses, the state gave Mabe the option to complete deferred community supervision instead of serving jail time, according to Ellis County prosecutors.
On October 5, 2018, Mabe pleaded guilty to the offenses, but his guilt was deferred and he was placed under community supervision for 10 years with several requirements specific to community supervision of sex offenders.
Mabe violated many of the requirements of his community supervision, the district attorney’s office said, including failing to comply with the requirement to register sex offenders, consuming alcohol and illegal substances, leaving the county without permission, being unsuccessfully discharged from the treatment of sex offenders. , violating child safety zones and being in the presence of minors.
Judge Bob Carroll of the 40th District Court heard the testimony, convicted Mabe and sentenced him to two consecutive life sentences. The initial allowable sentence for the offenses was 5 to 99 years for each charge.