DA praises prosecutor, jury
Just a few hours after convicting Karl Allen Dreyer of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, a Montgomery County Jury recommended a life sentence in the case. Judge Kathleen Hamilton of the 359th District Court followed the jury’s recommendation and imposed the sentence Friday evening.
The defendant was convicted of violently raping his wife’s 15 year old step-sister. Prosecutors Rob Freyer and Echo Coleman walked the victim through the violent sexual assault, and also presented evidence of another sexual assault perpetrated by this same defendant years earlier. Sheriff’s deputies from the Montgomery county jail testified that the defendant was a behavioral problem in the county jail, and an officer from El Paso testified that after fleeing from this jurisdiction after the most recent sexual assault, the defendant had to be tased when he became violent with officers attempting to arrest him.
The defendant had a prior prison trip for Burglary of a Habitation and several misdemeanor arrests. The jury sentenced the defendant to life after 30 minutes of deliberation.
“I am once again glad that a victim was able to leave a Montgomery County courtroom knowing that the citizens of this county heard their cry for help,” said District Attorney Brett Ligon. “This is prosecutor Rob Freyer’s fifth life sentence from a jury since coming to work for this office in January. He continues to distinguish himself as a champion for those that unfortunately fall victim to these sadistic predators. Juries continue to call for maximum sentences in these cases,- and our office will continue to oblige them.”