Lewis gets two life sentences and additional 20 years

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Bobby Fitzgerald Lewis will be 101 years old before he is eligible for parole.

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Before 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, the 41-year-old man, already serving a sentence for sex crimes committed in Clay County, was handed two life sentences for the aggravated sexual assault of a child in Wichita County and an additional 20 years for indecency with a child.

Lewis was convicted on Tuesday. The jury took less than 10 minutes to deliberate.

The life sentences are to run consecutively, with the 20-year sentence to run concurrent. Lewis’ sentences in the 30th district court will also run concurrent with the sentences received in Clay County.

Lewis raped two young girls over a period eight months – from July 2006 until March 2007 – while living in Wichita Falls. Lewis continued to assault one of the victims and two other girls after moving to a residence in northwest Clay County, near the Wichita County line.

In March 2011, Lewis was convicted in Clay County on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child for molesting three girls, then ages 12-14, from November 2008 through December 2009.

He was sentenced to 40 years for the first count and 30 years for the second count of continuous sexual assault of a child and 10 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child, to run consecutively.

During Tuesday’s testimony, 97th District Attorney Jack McGaughey, who prosecuted Lewis in Clay County, read aloud a transcript of the 2011. In the transcript, Lewis is on record describing himself as the “perfect example of what a sexual predator is.”

“Take a good look at me, I’m not that creepy looking. I look like the guy that you would live next door to,” said Lewis, according to the transcript.

Lewis represented himself in the 30th District Court, and in March of this year when he sought an appeal of his conviction in Clay County.

On March 17, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth upheld the Clay County conviction.

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