Winslow accepts plea deal
Michael Winslow, 77, of Olney, who was arrested in March, pleaded guilty Monday, Oct. 4 to the charge of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.
According to a release from 90th Judicial District Attorney Dee Peavy, 90th Judicial District Judge Stephen Bristow accepted the plea, by finding the evidence sufficient to find him guilty of the charged offense. Bristow then deferred a finding of guilty and placed Winslow on deferred adjudication community supervision for 10 years, with a fine of $10,000.
Winslow is ordered to serve 180 consecutive days in the Young County jail as a condition of the community supervision and register as a sex offender for life. With his plea agreement, Winslow forgoes the right to appeal. According to the release, the plea bargain deal was offered after consultation with the victim’s family.
Based on information obtained from the affidavit for probable cause filed at the Young County Courthouse, Jan. 25, 2021, the Young County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual abuse of the victim which had occurred days earlier. The following day on Jan. 26, a forensic interview was conducted on the victim in Parker County.
For the rest of the story, see the Oct. 9 edition of The Graham Leader.