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Hawkins to serve two 10 year sentences for sex crimes


Jack Briar Hawkins of Wichita Falls was sentenced to two terms of 10 years in prison for indecency with a child by sexual contact after his probation was revoked Wednesday.


Hawkins, 20, will serve the sentences concurrently. He also faces two charges of sexual assault in a separate case in Wichita County.

His probation was revoked for failing to notify the Clay County Sheriff’s Office of a change in address, required because of his status as a registered sex offender.

Hawkins plead guilty in the 97th District Court on May 3, 2011, to two counts of indecency with a child committed when he has a student at Petrolia High School. He was sentenced to eight years probation.

According to indictment records, Hawkins touched a child under the age of 17 in an inappropriate manner on two occasions, once in December 2009 and again in January 2010. He was 17 when the offenses were committed.

Hawkins was arrested in Wichita County on March 21, suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female. The arrest came after a report to Child Protective Services about the girl’s relationship with Hawkins.

During a non-custodial interview, Hawkins said he met the girl through an online social network. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Hawkins knew the girl was 15. He told investigators he was in love and the two planned to marry when she turned the legal age.

The girl was interviewed at Patsy’s House, a child advocacy center. During the interview, she talked about sexual acts that occurred in Wichita Falls and Iowa Park.

At the time of his arrest in Wichita County, Hawkins was out on bond in Clay County after failing to notify the sheriff’s office that he had moved.


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