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Grayson County man sentenced to 60 years for child sex assault

Ronald Billey, 62, of Collinsville is sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Ronald Billey, 62, of Collinsville is sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.(KXII)
Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 4:10 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A Grayson County man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Ronald Billey, 62, of Collinsville is sentenced to 60 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

The investigation into Billey began in January after police were told a 9-year-old child made an outcry of sexual abuse to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The district attorney’s office says the child described multiple instances over the previous summer where Billey had taken advantage of her and touched her inappropriately.

Billey admitted to police he had sexual contact with the child and sexually assaulted her on several occasions.

“This Defendant violated one of the most sacred bonds a child can have in their youth. Trust that once broken, can never be repaired,” said Assistant District Attorney Nathan Young.

“I am very proud of our staff for the results in this case. Removing a sexual predator from our community, forever, in just under six months is pretty impressive. I am also thankful for a judge who know how and when to send a message,” said District Attorney Brett Smith.

“The true hero here is the brave little girl who mustered the courage to speak out. Too many children are sexually abused and the offender is usually someone they know and that the family trusts. We trusted only a small number of people with our children. If it can happen to us, it can happen to anyone. Please be vigilant, know the signs and have those uncomfortable conversations with your children. It can truly make a difference,” said the victim’s father.

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