Man Gets Life in Molestation Case

A former Gladewater resident received the maximum sentence for molesting a young girl Monday afternoon.

Inside a Smith County courtroom, 35-year old Brian Turley sat in silence while attorneys made their closing statements.

Prosecutors asked the jurors to give Turley the maximum-- life in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine-- for sexually assaulting a seven-year old girl.

Turley is also accused of molesting a young boy, and keeping pornography in his home.

The assaults happened last July, when Turley was living in Gladewater with his wife. The couple left Texas when warrants were filed for Turley's arrest in February.