Lufkin man gets 15 years for raping boy after watching porn together

William Bass mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
William Bass mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy after they watched porn together while he masturbated, accepting a 15-year prison sentence.

William Bass, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency by contact and one count of indecency by exposure, accepting three 15-year prison sentences and one 10-year sentence. All will be run concurrently.

Lufkin Police arrested Bass in August following an investigation which began on Aug. 15, after a 14-year-old boy told his mother Bass assaulted him.

According to reports, the boy and his family know Bass and the child was allowed to spend the night at Bass' home.

The victim stated Bass had been drinking and was drunk the night he stayed with him.

The teen also said he and Bass watched several DVD movies of adult pornography, all while the suspect masturbated.

The victim said he was later sexually assaulted on two different occasions when he went to bed that night.

Medical exams confirmed the boy was assaulted. Police were able to obtain a search warrant for the suspect's residence, to collect evidence for the case. They claim to have found several DVD movies of pornography that were described by the victim.

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