Sherman man convicted, sentenced to 50 years for sexually assaulting a child

Published: Oct. 17, 2019 at 4:28 PM CDT
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A Sherman man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after a jury took only five minutes to convict him of sexually assaulting a child.

Jerry Lynn Turner, 50, was found guilty Thursday morning of continuous sexual abuse of children.

In May 2018, police responded to a call that a woman walked in on Turner molesting a 5-year-old girl.

The woman said Turner grabbed a bottle of insulin and threatened to kill himself. He was treated for an intentional overdose and released to the jail.

The 5-year-old's older sister told police she had also been molested by Turner.

"This is a horrible story of mistrust, abuse, and depravity, but it ends with two little girls becoming stronger and taking back control from their abuser, a good day for justice, " said District Attorney Brett Smith.

Turner will serve all 50 years without the possibility of parole.

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