Yesterday the Fourth Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Miles McFadden, 32, who was found guilty by a jury in January of 2012 of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Assault of a Child, and Indecency with a Child. The trial judge, the Honorable Tessa Herr of the 186th District Court, sentenced McFadden to five concurrent life sentences.
In December of 2005, McFadden began to foster two young boys, ages 11 and 3, whom he would adopt a year later. The evidence at trial showed that McFadden almost immediately began to sexually assault the older boy. The abuse continued weekly until the boy outcried to a neighbor in July of 2010. Subsequent forensic testing showed the presence of Chlamydia Trachomatis, a sexually transmitted disease, in both McFadden and the boy. For most of the period of abuse McFadden was employed as a Juvenile Detention Officer at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center.
On appeal, McFadden claimed that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. The Fourth Court of Appeals rejected his claim and concluded that the evidence, which included the victim’s testimony about the four years of sexual abuse, was sufficient to support the conviction.
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