CHILLICOTHE, TX (KAUZ) - A man was sentenced to 144 years in prison Tuesday afternoon in Hardeman County for one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a child and three counts of Indecency with a Child.
46th Judicial District Attorney, Staley Heatly said Kyle Anderson, 37, was prosecuted in relation to abuse of three children who were in his care this year.
Heatly said the victims were a 3-year-old and two 5-year-olds.
On May 22, Anderson's wife notified police about the alleged abuse. The following day, Anderson's wife made a call to Anderson that was recorded by the Texas Rangers.
During the call, officials said Anderson admitted to sexually abusing the three children.
When Anderson was taken to trial, three other children who had been in his care in 2014 testified they had also been sexually abused by him.
Following a little more than an hour of deliberations the jury sentenced Anderson to 99 years for aggravated sexual assault and 15 years for each of the three counts of indecency with a child.
District Judge Dan Mike Bird stacked the three 15 year sentences on top of the 99 years sentence.
Anderson will not be eligible for parole on the 99 years sentence until he has served the full term.
Anderson and his wife have since divorced.