Three Stacked Sentences Given To Convicted Child Molester

Authorities confirm three consecutive life sentences have been handed down to a Texoma man convicted on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault with a child.

Officials report in the 89th District Court, Judge Mark Price handed down the three stacked sentences to 55-year-old Joe Johnson for the three separate counts, two for aggravated sexual assault and one count of indecency with a child. Officials say because Johnson had a previous conviction for sex crimes involving children in Kansas in the 1980's, Texas law mandated a life sentence on the two aggravated sexual assault counts. Officials also report it took the jury less than 30 minutes to recommend an extra life sentence on the third indecency with a child count.