sexual assault

Beaumont Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man possibly connected to three separate sexual assaults in the north end of town. 


Hanke convicted and sentenced


Police say a Beaumont man charged with sexual assault of a child was caught in the act by his common law wife.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, officers responded to a home in Beaumont’s North End in reference to a victim of an aggravated sexual assault.


Port Arthur police are currently investigating a kidnapping that resulted in the sexual assault of a young woman taken from her residence  on Sixth Street in Port Arthur on Wednesday night.

Leon Phillips

Leon Phillips, 41, last known to reside at 2435 Beech St. in Beaumont, was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 8, to life in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2010 aggravated sexual assault of a child. The sentence was automatic upon conviction because of the fact that Phillips been previously convicted of aggravated sexual assault in 1990 and sexual assault in 2000.