2-14-05 - A rare plea deal has allowed a Lamar County sex offender to live across the street from a Sherman elementary school. William Brent Jeter lives across the street from Wakefield Elementary, but last fall he accepted a plea deal.
He pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in exchange for probation. A judge then waived the usual restriction of living within one thousand feet of a child safety zone.
An out-going assistant district attorney brokered that deal. The newly elected D.A. is taking a 2nd look at the situation, with plans on reinstating the restriction.
Prosecutors also want Jeter to move to Paris, where the offense occurred, so their probation officers can keep a better eye on him. If Jeter doesn't agree to these amendments, his case will go in front of a judge. If that happens, it could be several weeks before he has to move.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.