A Brazos County jury deliberated about 25 minutes Monday to sentence 70-year-old Roy Christopher Fry to live in prison without parole for continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.
The same jury had found him guilty of the charges Friday.
He had been arrested April 29, 2016 after a 13 year old girl made the outcry, say he had been sexually abusing her since she was six years old.
She decided to speak out after her sister had told her that he had begun to groom her in the same way.
A statement posted by the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office said that during the investigation deputies found several items in Fry’s home, including notes he had written detailing different sex acts he wanted to perform and how much he would pay for them.
The victim had also reported he would give her money in exchange for sex acts.
Deputies said that during an interview he had admitted to writing the notes.
Assistant District Attorneys Kara Comte and R. Clay Kimbrough issued the following statement following the sentencing:
“Any time a child is abused, our community suffers. The bravery and courage shown by the victim in this case in coming forward to end her abuse is why justice was served. A life sentence in prison was the only appropriate sentence in this case and the jury agreed.”