In news with Kaitlin Moore, a San Angelo man is sentenced five decades behind bars after he was convicted of sexual assault of a child.
A bench trial was held Wednesday for 41 year old Joseph Prestiano.
The victim who was 5 years old at the time of the allegations, took the stand now at age 7 and explained what happened to her through out the year of 2015.
After hearing the evidence, judge Jones Brock found Prestiano guilty on 3 counts of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 6.
Prestiano was given a 50 year prison sentence.
A man with a small front-loader helped save people’s homes from a grass fire that burned about an acre of land in northwest San Angelo.
It happened between 11th and 14th street Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters say flames were rising 30 feet into the air because of burning vegetation.
A man on a small front-loader quickly dug a fire line between the grassfire and nearby homes and a communication tower.
Investigators will be working this week to determine how it started and say high winds helped fuel the blaze.
In Coke County, a more than 100 year old historic church needs help after being vandalized several times.
The white frame church in Sanco, near Robert Lee was built around 1903 and is in the middle of a field.
It’s recently become a target for vandals.
They’ve broken the church windows, broken down the wooden and metal doors four times.
People have used the church for weddings and other events. although church services are no longer held there.
Residents who take care of the church say they can’t start repairing and renovating the church or even hire a contractor until they’re assured the vandalism is stopped.