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Man who sexually assaulted children sentenced in Sherman

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Carroll Henderson pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two Sherman girls. (Grayson County Jail) Carroll Henderson pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two Sherman girls. (Grayson County Jail)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Carroll Jean Henderson -- convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls, ages 6 and 7 -- learned his fate in a Grayson County court on Thursday.

He was sentenced to 99 years in prison on one count, 20 years on the other.

Henderson was arrested in January 2018 at the Travis Park Apartments in Sherman. The mother of the six-year-old came home to find her daughter straddling Henderson. His DNA was found on her clothing.

"She's doing amazing," said Taylor Holcomb, the six-year-old victim's mother. "She's still happy, she's still funny, she's still making jokes and making videos."

Lakeve Daw, whose seven-year-old child was assaulted, said the sentence was a weight off her shoulders.

"Maybe I can actually sleep," she said. "To know that it's all over, and to know that he doesn't get to hurt anybody else."

Henderson, who is 54,  will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence.

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