Officials: Sex offender confesses to sexual assault of teenage girl
A San Antonio sex offender was arrested Friday after confessing he sexually assaulted a teenage girl on two occasions, officials said.
Stanley Wilson Washington, 61, faces a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child. Additional charges are likely, a spokesman with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.
The arrest Friday came 25 years after Washington was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in Travis County, court records show.
In 1994, he was convicted of indecency with a child and sentenced to 10 years in prison — though it appears he did not serve the entire sentence. He is required by law to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
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Washington, who lives on the Northeast Side, turned himself in to detectives around 2 p.m. Friday after a family member told him an investigation was underway.
Deputy Johnny Garcia, a department spokesman, said Washington was cooperative and provided “pretty explicit” details about the assaults, one of which had occurred hours earlier. The first assault occurred on Dec. 20, authorities said.
Washington kept his head down and remained quiet as he was escorted to jail Friday evening.
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After Washington was released from prison, likely sometime in the late 1990s, he continued to have run-ins with the law. Since 2000, he has been convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and failing to identify himself to a police officer with a Texas warrant, records show. He was twice convicted on minor theft charges.
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