Former Tyler pharmacist accused of sexually assaulting child released on bond

Smith County Jail
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 10:45am

The retired Tyler pharmacist accused of sexually assaulting a child bonded out of jail late Thursday night.

According to Smith County judicial records, James Carey Prosperie, 73, posted a $100,000 surety bond and was released from jail at 11:34 p.m. after his arrest following a standoff on Tuesday, September 3.

According to the arrest affidavit provided by Smith County, a detective working the case states she has good reason to believe a Prosperie sexually assaulted a 14-year-old relative on June 8, 2013.

According to a report from the CPS, concerning the underage relative, Prosperie confessed to a lawyer/friend he had sexual contact with the underage relative on at least two separate occasions.

No court date has been set at this time.

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