Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced Wednesday that 44-year-old Stacy Eugene Ervin of Nevada, Texas, was sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of a child after a jury trial that began last week.
Retired State District Court Judge Keith Dean presided over the case.
Ervin is the third defendant in the past week to get a life sentence in Collin County for sexually assaulting a child.
Testimony revealed that Ervin sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s sister who was 16 at the time. The State also presented physical evidence at trial in the form of a blanket, which captured his DNA from the assault.
Before the assault, the defendant had exposed himself to the same victim, resulting in an additional charge of indecency with a child by exposure, police reported. Ervin was also sentenced to the 20-year maximum on that charge.
Prosecutors Shannon Miller and Crystal Levonius also proved Ervin was previously convicted in Dallas County of sexual assault of a child, Ervin’s cousin. Because of the previous conviction, Ervin was subject to automatic life punishment on the Collin County case.