Man sentenced to 48 years for sex assault of child

Man sentenced to 48 years for sex assault of child
Dwayne Scott Steel, 50, was sentenced to 48 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex assault charges. (Source: Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A man was sentenced to 48 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges with a child charges.

According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, 50-year-old Dwayne Scott Steel pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault with a child and three counts of indecency with a child.

Steel was arrested in 2017 following an investigation that began in November when the victim made an outcry. At the time, Steel was on parole and lived in the Cushing area, where the alleged assaults occurred. According to the sheriff’s office, it discovered during the investigation he had assaulted the victim during a month and a half period.

A warrant was obtained on Dec. 7, 2017, for Steel’s arrest and he was later arrested in Rusk County. According to the sheriff’s office, he was then transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail where he remained.

Steel was initially arrested on the charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to the sheriff’s office. After the investigation, the Nacogdoches County District’s Attorney’s Office sought more charges and a Grand Jury later indicted him on the seven charges he pleaded guilty to.

“We hope that the conclusion of this case will give some peace and healing to the victim and family members,” the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

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