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Jury gives man 65 years for sexually abusing children - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

April 24, 2014

Jury gives man 65 years for sexually abusing children

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:10 am

GALVESTON — Apparently overcome by guilt, a defendant turned down a 15-year plea deal only to have a jury sentence him Tuesday to 65 years in prison for sexually abusing children.

Tyrece Lynn Cox, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to continuous sexual abuse of two of his girlfriend’s children, but he chose to have a jury decide his punishment. Anyone convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child is ineligible for parole, defense attorney Lynette Briggs said.

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