AAS is reporting:
Former Georgetown police Sgt. Jimmy Fennell was sentenced this morning to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and two years in state jail for improper sexual activity with a person in custody. The sentences will run concurrently
Updates to follow.
[UPDATE]: Fennell’s victim is suing, Woman sues police, Fennell over sex assault.
[UPDATE]: Williamson County DA John Bradley hints at corruption, via News 8:
District Attorney John Bradley said this case would have been difficult to take to trial due to bad investigative work on behalf of the Georgetown Polce Dept.
He indicated that there was corruption at work and that Fennell had been in charge of his own investigation and had altered evidence to protect himself.
Looks like GTPD has some questions to answer.
[UPDATE]: Best I can tell, from the video of KVUE’s report he will have to serve at least a minimum of 2 years in state prison for the sexual assault. And he got 10 years for the kidnapping, although they said he would be eligible for parole on that charge in 2 1/2 years. They also said the he will serve concurrent sentences. So my question is, to anyone out there who knows these kinds of things, does that mean he will could get out in as little as 2 1/2 years?
And MyFoxAustin has a good synopsis of the GTPD’s inaction regarding this case and also points out that Fennell may have tried this before.