Prater receives life sentence in child sex assault trial

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- A Leonard man standing trial on multiple sexual assault charges was found guilty over weekend on all eight counts.

Tommy Lloyd Prater, 41, was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault stemming back to august of 2006.

Prater was also found guilty on seven other counts of assault and indecency with children, some of which were members of his own family.

The judge in the case stacked the charges. Prater won't be eligible for parole until he has served 100 years in prison.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    prison is to good for this piece of crap he dont dersieve to breath air i know his kids he has worped them all i have never hated any one until now if for one minute i could get my hands on him i promise he would be gutted like the snake he is some one will get to you pumpkin head prater
  • by anonymous Location: Fannin County on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    His victims don't have to carry the hatred of their abuser for the rest of their life. Through counseling and support from protective family members and other things, they can work through this trauma and break free from the hatred and abuse they suffered. Granted, it won't be easy, but I know lots of people who have been able to heal and move past being a victim to being a survivor and eventually a thriver. The memories will always be with them, but there are ways to cope, grow stronger and no longer let their abuser run or ruin their life. The fact that this man got the maximum sentence on all 8 counts and that it got stacked, sends a clear message to his victims that our community believes them, is willing to protect them and does not approve of what he did. This success in the courtroom will also help in their healing.
  • by TRACY Location: SHERMAN on Oct 17, 2007 at 07:48 AM
    IRAQ MAN he you guys are over there doing cruel acts as well and why are you over there protecting the USA you over there killing people that are killing each other and trying to kill us So you go ahead and mover where ever I would not want someone in the United States Army saying we are a crime infested world I know plenty of people over there and I hear the news and you guys take advantage of women and you killing people because you are told so you are you protecting the USA or are you there for a check
  • by mark Location: IRAQ on Oct 17, 2007 at 03:27 AM
    I work in Iraq as an army contractor for the last three years, and I truely believe that I am in the safest place on earth. I mean who better to protect us than the U.S. Army. Then I read about this creep and all the other morbid things that go on back home and am seriously thinking about when I complete my obligation here I may move to another country. The "GOOD OLE USA" is the most crime infested country on earth and a society that lets these pedophiles routinely back out in with the populace is no kind of place for me. God knows I've earned my money over here and will take it with me and renounce my citizenship until we do away with all the vial acts that are an everyday occurance in the "GOOD OLE USA". Good luck to the rest of you poor souls.
  • by Withheld Location: Fannin County on Oct 16, 2007 at 05:57 PM
    It is proof that justice can be served even to those that thought they were a part of the Justice System. His victims will carry this hatred that he showed for them for the rest of their life. It is only fair that he has to carry the memory of the pain that he has caused for the rest of his miserable life. I hope that his misery is greater than the misery caused by his evil.
  • by Hollie Daze Location: ardmore oklahoma on Oct 16, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    Castrating a sex offender would not solve the problem, because its in their minds, not their body parts. And not all sex offenders should receive the same punishment, as many sex offenders were dating girls that were of age, example, a 15 year old girl and an 18 year old boy. I would hate to think that my now husband would have been castrated cause we were dating at an early age. I would have my children now!
  • by David Location: Dodd City on Oct 16, 2007 at 09:24 AM
    I'm glad they finally won a child molestation case, they have lost the last 3!
  • by Anonymous Location: Fannin County on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:29 AM
    As a former TDC guard, as was Tommie Prater, we consider child molesters the bottom feeders and hold the least respect for them. So for his part to lead a double life, by working and dealing with them on a daily basis and then going home and doing the same thing to his children is totally dispicable. He will now have to spend the rest of his life, by himself without contact with any other inmates, which is the best outcome possible. I hope that he lives for the next 50 years having to deal with this daily because death would be an easy way out for this piece of ****.
  • by anonymous Location: Fannin County on Oct 16, 2007 at 07:16 AM
    Saturday I gave you guys the outcome of the punishment set by the Judge; now I think it's time you understood how it works. This piece of *@#% will be segregated without access from other prisoners for the rest of his life. Too bad he's not going to get a dose of his own medicine. At least the citizens of Fannin County stood up and sent a message to the types of Tommie Loyd Prater.
  • by Mom Location: Sherman on Oct 16, 2007 at 06:35 AM
    I came up with a great punishment this am for child molesters... Instead of castration, amputate their arms.( Without qualifying for Disability.) See 'em try to hurt our babies then!
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