PARKER COUNTY —
Two repeat sex offenders were handed lengthy sentences in Parker County district court last week.
Judge Trey Loftin, of the 43rd District Court, sentenced David Anthony Jones, who pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of sexual assault of a child, to two stacked 20-year sentences, and Maurice Fay, who pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person, to 40 years in prison.
Neither Jones, 51, nor Fay, 49, will be eligible for release on parole for 20 years, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.
Maurice Fay approached a 46-year-old mentally disabled woman as she was walking down the street in March before talking her into getting into his car, driving her to his Weatherford home and raping her.
“Because of her disability, and her general makeup, she really isn’t the kind of person that can ever be rude to someone, tell them ... to stop talking to her,” Swain said.
Fay, sitting in an SUV at the corner of Bluebonnet and East Simmons Street, offered the woman, who didn’t know him, a drink as she walked down the street alone, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed with Justice of the Peace Kelly Green.
The man, who did not take the woman to get a drink, initially drove her to Holland Lake Park but turned around and left because there were too many people, according to the woman’s statement to police.
Fay then drove the woman to his house and sexually assaulted her, despite her protests, according to the affidavit.
The woman’s mother told police that her daughter was physically weak and unable to defend herself, according to the police account.
After the assault, he drove her back to where he picked her up, according to the officer’s statement.
Fay had a number of prior convictions, Swain said, including aggravated assault, felony theft, burglary of a habitation, attempted sexual assault and failure to register as a sex offender.
Fay has been in the Parker County Jail since his arrest March 22, with bond set at $100,000.
“The victim and her mother were very happy with the result of the case,” Swain said.
“How would you feel if someone did this to your daughter,” the victim asked Fay in a statement through prosecutors. “Nothing is hidden from God.”
“He didn’t really have much of a reaction,” Swain said of Fay’s response.
Though Fay will be eligible for parole in 20 years, Swain said he expects that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will keep him in jail longer given Fay’s criminal history.
David Anthony Jones
Jones, a Springtown resident, pleaded guilty to two different counts of sexual assault of a child and received 20-year sentences that were stacked, meaning he must serve one sentence before starting the second.
Jones was convicted of committing two different sexual acts against a 16-year-old girl in November 2010.
Jones’ criminal history played into the decision to stack the sentences, according to Swain.
“He had some convictions for other crimes, including a prior sexual assault conviction from Tarrant County in ‘93,” Swain said.
The Tarrant County conviction was for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, according to Swain, who said Jones was a registered sex offender at the time of the Parker County offense.
“He’ll be well into his senior citizen years when he’s looking at release,” Swain said.