NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A 49-year-old Nacogdoches man accepted a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for touching a young girl inappropriately about 17 years ago.
James Charles Perkins appeared in Judge Edwin Klein 420th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. As part of the plea bargain deal, he pleaded guilty to a felony indecency with a child charge.
According to a previous East Texas News story, they case occurred about 17 years ago when the girl was younger than 10 years old. In a press release, Sheriff Bridges says the investigation began after the victim made an outcry to law enforcement.
The sheriff's office is investigating that Perkins inappropriately touched the child several times over a course of a three year period.
Perkins gave investigators a written confession to the crimes that occurred during this time.