Grand jury issues indecency and child sexual abuse indictments | Local News
A Caddo Mills resident, who received two charges earlier this month for indecency with a child, was arrested again Thursday on additional indictments alleging child sexual assault
The indecency charges against Mark Wayne Cotten were among several laid and made public by the Hunt County grand jury during its September 17 session.
Greenville man and Van Alstyne resident each received panel charges for alleged sexual assault of children
• Cotten, 47, was taken into police custody Thursday morning by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of aggravated child sexual assault, after being taken into custody on the evening of July 22 by officers from the Caddo Mills Police Department on two charges of indecent assault with a child.
All four charges were the subject of indictments issued by the grand jury on September 17. Charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child were sealed pending Cotten’s arrest and were not made public on Saturday morning.
Cotten was being held at the Hunt County Detention Center on Saturday on a total bond of $ 900,000.
The indictments have been released for review by the 354th District Court and an indictment hearing on the charges has been set in court for November 16. from five to 99 years to life imprisonment. Indecency charges are second degree felonies, punishable on conviction with a maximum sentence of two to 20 years in prison. Each of the charges carries optional fines of up to $ 10,000.
• Cedric Leon Barksdale, 56, of Greenville, has been charged with two separate counts of child sexual assault. Barksdale was arrested on May 20 by the Greenville Police Department and was subsequently released on $ 200,000 bail.
The indictments alleged that the incidents occurred on or around December 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021. Both charges are also second degree felonies. Indictment hearings were not scheduled with the 354th District Court on Thursday evening.
• David Moody Tune, 43, of Van Alstyne, has been charged with child sexual assault. Toon was arrested by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office on October 17, 2020 for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 and was subsequently released on $ 250,000 bail.
The indictment alleges that the incident occurred on or around January 21, 2014. An indictment hearing is scheduled for December 2.