October 30, 2005

Sex offender victims want tougher laws

MCALLEN (TX)
The Monitor

October 30,2005
Brittney Booth
The Monitor

McALLEN Former Trinity Worship Center music minister Robert Dale Franklin who pleaded guilty to molesting a 14-year-old boy in March is scheduled to return to Hidalgo County this week to serve out 10 years probation.

Franklin, 39, who pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault in March and thus averted facing 10 additional charges that he gave marijuana and cocaine to his victim, begins his probation after serving the six-month prison term and undergoing the 30-day drug treatment program 332nd state District Judge Mario Ramirez sentenced him to after the plea.

Posted by kshaw at October 30, 2005 07:27 AM