A Vernon man was sentenced to forty years in prison during proceedings of the 46th Judicial District Court of Wilbarger County on Wednesday afternoon.
Michael Booker, 42, of Vernon, was sentenced to forty years in prison following his plea of guilty to sexual assault of a child. Booker was accused of having sexual relations with a fourteen year old boy on July 12, 2014.
The victim told his mother about the assault on September 2, 2014, and she immediately went to Vernon Police. The police set up a forensic interview for the victim at Patsy's House in Wichita Falls. The child told the interviewer that after the sexual assault the defendant had threatened him not to tell anyone.