July sentencing set in Methodist Home case

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Formal sentencing will come in July for a former employee of the Methodist Home in Waco who has admitted having sex with a 17-year-old resident of the home.

Prosecutors have recommended deferred adjudication probation for Garrett Nunley, who had worked as a counselor at the facility in Waco.

He entered the plea to the charge of improper relationship between and educator and student on Monday.

He was arrested in April of 2018 following an investigation that Waco police began after getting a referral from Child Protective Services.

The CPS referral indicated that a they had been made aware that there had been a consensual relationship between a counselor and the female who was over the age of 16 at the time.

The police report indicated that a Methodist Home staff member had overheard a conversation that brought the relationship to light.

It was believed the relationship was underway at least in March 2016 with the student going off campus with the suspect to a residence elsewhere, and may have been going on before then.

Nunley’s offer to plea came before he was indicted in the case.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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