Former Harris County Pct. 6 deputy faces 20 years for sexual assault
A jury Thursday began deciding the punishment for a fired Harris County constable’s deputy who faces up to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of assaulting a pregnant mother during a traffic stop last year.
The district court jury took less than three hours on Tuesday to return a guilty verdict against 31-year-old Brandin Glispy, an ex-Harris County Pct. 6 Constable’s deputy, who prosecutors said assaulted two women in the six months he was on the job.
“The defendant was ‘The Law’ and he thought he was above the law,” prosecutor Lauren Reeder told jurors in closing arguments. “Look at what he did to these women. That justifies the maximum sentence.”
Glispy’s attorney, Andrew Martin argued that he should be put on probation.
“Prison is not the answer,” Martin said, arguing that Glisby should be in counseling. “The community is better served, Mr. Glispy is better served, if he gets help.”
He was convicted of putting his hands down a pregnant mother’s pants during a search after a traffic stop. During the punishment phase, another woman testified that he waited for her in the restroom of a local restaurant and tied to assault her, but she fled.
The trial, in state District Judge Nikita Harmon’s court, began Monday.
Glispy, who had been free on bail, was immediately taken into custody after being convicted Tuesday and held in the Harris County jail.