Angelina Co. man gets six year sentence in six year old sexual abuse case

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 1:26pm

Lufkin, TX — Six years after an outcry of sexual abuse, an Angelina County man was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday on a charge of injury to a child.

Wesley Poling, 57, faced up to 20 years in prison on a second degree felony charge of indecency with a child, but accepted a six-year prison sentence on a charge of injury to a child in exchange for a guilty plea, according to prosecutor Dale Summa.

The charges stem from outcry made in January 2006 by a 12-year-old girl in Poling’s family. At that time the girl told friends of the abuse and they urged her to tell a school counselor, according to an arrest affidavit.

Read more from the Lufkin Daily News here.

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