Denison man sentenced in child sex case
(KTEN) — A Denison man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for child sexual assault and possession of child pornography.
David James Sagers, 43, had been indicted last July in a multi-count indictment for sexual assault, indecency, and continuous sexual assault of a child under age 14, prosecutors said in a written statement.
Sagers accepted a plea agreement in 59th District Court which makes him eligible for parole after serving half his term. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Prosecutors said a child's outcry to investigators at the Grayson County Children's Advocacy Center led to the initial indictment of Sagers.
Last September, evidence was discovered as Sagers was being evicted from his residence that included "child sex dolls" along with "digital video disks containing child sexual exploitation material." That led to additional child pornography charges.
“When our office learned about the eviction, we figured it was a long shot, but why not ask the investigators to go out there to look around," said Assistant District Attorney Don Hoover in a statement. "We had no idea how much evidence they would uncover and how much it would bolster the case. This was a huge break in the investigation.”