Jury sentences sex offender Bates to 99 years prison

Conroe, March 11 – On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, a jury sentenced Defendant James Ray Bates, 65, to 99 years in prison for failing to comply with his sex offender registration requirements. The sentence followed a contested trial in the 221st District Court, the Honorable Judge Lisa Michalk presiding. Prosecutors Kevin Bratcher and Rob Freyer […]

Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison

LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his […]