Fmr. Chillicothe city councilman sentenced for sexual abuse of a child

Fmr. Chillicothe city councilman sentenced for sexual abuse of a child
The prosecution provided testimony of seven victims who were abused by Brian Rambo from 1996 to 2014. (Source: Hardeman County Sheriff's Office)

HARDEMAN COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - A former Chillicothe City Council member was sentenced to 218 years in prison following a three day trial in Hardeman County.

Brian Rambo, 49, was found guilty in less than 45 minutes of two counts of sexual assault and one count of indecency with a child by contact.

In October 2017, a victim came forward with information that Rambo had assaulted her when she was six years old in 2008.

The victim's confession led to more abuse allegations in Rambo's past.

"I need to acknowledge the incredible amount of time and effort put into this investigation by DA Investigator Jeff Case," stated District Attorney Staley Heatly. "He traveled all over the area with Hardeman County Chief Deputy Michael Burrows interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence. Jeff helped put together a strong case that brought this serial child abuser to justice."

Three other victims testified they were abused my Rambo between 2008 and 2014 during the trial.

During the punishment phase, testimony from two more victims was introduced that alleged Rambo had abused them in 1996 or 1997.

In total, the jury was informed of seven different people who had been abused by Rambo between 1996 and 2014.

"Brian Rambo will never spend another day on this planet as a free man," stated Heatly. "He will never have the chance to sexually abuse another child in his life. Our community and our children are much safer now that Brian Rambo is not a part of it."

Earl Griffin and Sage Seal of Childress represented Rambo.

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