Jury selection to begin Tuesday in Bowie County child sex abuse case

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A panel of prospective jurors is expected to report to the Bowie County courthouse Tuesday morning for jury selection in a child sex abuse case.

Daniel Mooneyham, 33, of Hooks, Texas, is accused of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child involving two victims in 2011 and 2014. Mooneyham has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is represented by Texarkana attorney Kristian Young.

If convicted of indecency with a child by sexual contact, Mooneyham faces two to 20 years in prison. If convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Mooneyham faces five to 99 years or life in prison on each of the two pending counts.

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According to indictments handed down by a grand jury in 2015, Mooneyham abused a girl under the age of 14 in 2011 which led to the aggravated sexual assault charges. The sexual indecency case involves an alleged victim younger than 17.

First Assistant District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney Katie Carter are representing the state. The case is assigned to 202nd District Judge John Tidwell.

Opening arguments and witness testimony are scheduled to begin Wednesday at the Bowie County courthouse in New Boston, Texas.
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