Trial to begin for Lamar Co. man accused of sex crimes

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LAMAR COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A Lamar County man charged with child sex crimes is due to being trial next week.

Jury selection begins for the trial of Lonnie Ray O'Neal, 40. O'Neal is charged with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 an two counts of indecency with a child.

Arrest affidavits say the abuse was reported in January 2018 and happened over the span of four years.

Court records say O'Neal was previously convicted of aggravated robbery in 1999 and was out on parole at the time of the alleged abuse.