A man arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child in September was recently indicted.
The indictments allege that Johnny Lee Wooten, 41, sexually assaulted a number of boys in Somervell County over a nearly 20-year period.
On Dec. 12, a Somervell County grand jury handed down two first-degree felony indictments. Each carries a potential sentence of 25-99 years in prison.
The first indictment includes two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, relating to incidents that allegedly occurred about Jan. 1, 1994 and May 1, 1995. The alleged victim was a male, younger than 14.
The second indictment alleges continuous sexual abuse of a young child from 2009 and until August 2012 involving a male child younger than 14 and another who was younger than 17.
Wooten remains in jail where he is being held on a combined $600,000 bond.
His activities were first revealed by an alleged victim who is now an adult, Chief Deputy Darrell McCravey with the Somervell County Sheriff's Office, said in September. The complainant said he was assaulted by Wooten from the time he was nine until he was 16.
"It was an ongoing, continual thing," McCravey said.
"He admitted to sexual acts occurring with the victim over the years during the initial interview but tried to minimize the things that happened," McCravey said. "Once we had enough information, an arrest warrant was issued."
Wooten reportedly made further admissions during a subsequent interview.
After he was released from jail, additional victims alleged they had also been assaulted by Wooten. He was arrested again about a week after the first arrest and has remained in jail since.
He is expected to be arraigned in January and is reportedly being represented by Kriste Burnett, a Cleburne attorney.
Calls to Burnett for comment weren't immediately returned.