LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A former Lufkin charter school counselor who is facing charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child has been found guilty on both charges.
A jury trial began Monday for John Wesley Carter, 47, of Huntington.
About 8 p.m. Thursday, a jury found Carter guilty on both charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. He's expected to be sentenced Friday morning.
Carter had entered a not guilty plea on both charges.
Carter was arrested in November 2013 after an investigation into inappropriate conversations he was having with a girl under the age of 10 at Pineywoods Community Academy. The girl's parents said had planted a recorder on the child and recorded a conversation between Carter and the girl. They then turned that into Lufkin police.
When police were investigating that allegation, Carter gave them permission to search his house. Police found evidence that Carter had tried to look up child pornography websites.
Carter pleaded guilty to the charge in February 2015, accepting a five-year probation sentence.
Carter was arrested again in April 2016, after a then 13-year-old student made an outcry to a teacher.