Tyler man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting child multiple times

Tyler man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting child multiple times
Justin Dunford (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Tyler man is beginning a 25-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young child multiple times.

Court records show Justin Ray Dunford, 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child Friday in Judge Kerry Russell's courtroom. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Dunford was arrested in July following an investigation which began in May after a girl told a family member that Dunford had touched her inappropriately multiple times.

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