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Vernon Ray Strong

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Monday, Nov. 21, that Vernon Ray Strong, 63, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was sentenced by Judge John B. Stevens, Jr. to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Patricia Lambert

Admitted embezzler and former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert was sentenced to spend 40 months in prison and pay back $500,000 in restitution. The charges stemmed from theft from programs receiving federal funds and conspiracy to submit false statements concerning standardized test scores while she was employed with the local school district.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court has found Wallace Joseph Green guilty of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount of at least 1 gram and less than 4 grams. 

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Louis A. Hamilton, of Beaumont, was sentenced today to ten years in prison. Hamilton was found to have violated the terms of his probation due to a new offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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Richard McKinnley Nixon, who was arrested in May 2012 after narcotics detectives located over 60 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia in his apartment while serving a parole violation warrant, was found guilty of possession of cocaine in an amount of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams.

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The grim procession of cases involving battered babies continued at the Jefferson County Courthouse this week.

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Christine Johnson, mother of Baby Faith, was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

A jury handed down a 65-year sentence to Christine Johnson, mother of Baby Faith, in a case that rocked the courthouse with what experts called one of the worst cases of child abuse they had ever seen where the young victim lived.

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A 32-year-old Woodville man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

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