How Does This Happen In Williamson County? - UPDATED

Posted in Criminal Justice, Williamson County at 3:46 pm by wcnews

EOW has given Williamson County DA John Bradley credit for his stance on Jessica’s Law, and deservedly so. But we’ve also mentioned that he’s been on the wrong side of the probation reform debate, he’s not for letting criminals off the hook early. That’s why this seems very odd, Williamson deputy constable pleads guilty to solicitation of minor. ([UPDATE]: AAS updated article. It now has more info and quotes from DA Bradley).

A former Williamson County deputy constable pleaded guilty Monday to criminal solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony.

Under a plea agreement, Roger Proctor will receive five years of deferred adjudication — a form of probation — a $2,500 fine and possibly 30 days in jail, said Tim Inman, Proctor’s attorney. Formal sentencing is set for May 1.

Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley said his office was recommending that Proctor be required to permanently give up his peace officer license.

Proctor, 52, was charged in June with two counts of indecency with a child by contact, a second-degree felony.

A 15-year-old girl told the Williamson County sheriff’s department in June that Proctor had been touching her breasts since she was about 8 years old, an arrest affidavit said.

The victim’s older brother initially notified the sheriff’s department.

Bradley said going through a trial would have been too difficult for the victim.

“Based on not wanting to do any further damage to her, we were pleased with the result,” he said.

Proctor was put on paid administrative leave in June and was dishonorably discharged in September, county spokeswoman Connie Watson said.

Inman said Proctor no longer lives in Williamson County.

Through Watson, Precinct 3 Constable Bobby Gutierrez declined to comment.

This is a very, very light sentence for a crime of this nature in Williamson County. He didn’t even get convicted of abuse, the plead to solicitation. It just doesn’t seem right that this guy gets off without any jail time. I guess there’ll be a good explanation coming for this.

1 Comment »

  1. Eye on Williamson » Hypocrisy in Williamson County’s Sentencing of Phil Raije Rian said,

    August 16, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    […] pretty strong stuff from Mr. Grant. I wonder if her remembers the case of former Williamson County Constable Roger Dale Proctor who was able to plead and get 5 months probation, and maybe 30 DAYS in jail, for a years long […]

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