Hurst man who sexually assaulted baby gets 45 years in prison

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A 40-year-old Hurst man was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting a baby.

A jury took about 30 minutes to convict Derek Wryan Wilson of sexually assaulting a child under 6, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

Jurors then sentenced him to the prison term and fined him $10,000. The charge does not include possibility of parole.

The jury concluded that Wilson used his fingers to penetrate a 10-week-old girl’s vagina. In July, the baby’s grandmother heard the child crying in pain and told authorities that she found Wilson, her daughter’s boyfriend, holding the child.

After the infant’s mother came home the two women took the child to Cook Children’s Medical Center after seeing blood in the child’s diaper, the news release said.

Medical personnel found a large tear and bruising in the baby’s genital area. One doctor testified that the infant was the youngest sexual abuse victim she had seen during 22 years of practice.

When police questioned Wilson, he initially denied doing anything but later said it was an accident and finally confessed that he put his finger inside her because he was curious about her anatomy and wanted to know what it felt like, prosecutors said.

The case was prosecuted by Kelly Meador and Eric Nickols in state District Judge Scott Wisch’s court. The victim is believed to be the youngest ever encountered by the district attorney’s office, the news release stated.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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