Sex offender facing new sexual misconduct allegations

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A man who is required to register as a sex offender because of a conviction in Alabama for first-degree sexual abuse was indicted last week by a Bowie County grand jury for two counts of aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon.

Donald Mack Tussey Jr., 52, allegedly offered to pay a friend’s wife $500 if she would pose for calendar photographs, according to a probable cause affidavit. The woman claims she went toTussey’s residence in Leary, Texas, on the evening of Nov. 7 and Tussey snapped some photos of her but did not pay her the full amount on which they had agreed.

The woman reported to investigators that Tussey called her later that night and told her he had the money he owed her. The woman told investigators she went with friends to Tussey’s home at about 11:30 p.m. but that her friends waited for her in the car.

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The woman alleges that when she entered the house, Tussey offered her more money and welding equipment in exchange for sex. Tussey allegedly became angry when she turned him down and reminded him she was married.

Tussey allegedly grabbed the woman’s face and pushed her onto a sofa before grabbing a knife from the kitchen and ordering her to remove her pants. The woman reported that Tussey threated to “cut her throat and kill her” if she did not comply and stop screaming.

The woman said that when he was finished, Tussey offered to pay her one or two thousand dollars for her silence, stating that he was already a sex offender and did not want to return to jail. The woman reported that Tussey made her wash before she left.

After telling her friends what allegedly happened, the woman went to a local hospital where a sexual assault examination was performed.

Tussey is currently in jail with bail set at $500,000. He is scheduled to appear before 202nd District Judge John Tidwell on April 8.

Court records show Tussey is currently on parole in the state of Arkansas for possession of methamphetamine.

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