On Friday, November 9, 2018, after a week-long trial, jurors in the 221st District Court of Montgomery County, Texas found Cameron Keith Brown guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, following additional punishment evidence, the jurors handed down a life sentence. Due to the charge, Brown is not eligible for parole. ADAs Brittany Litaker and Wesley LeRouax prosecuted the case. Judge Lisa Michalk presided.
At trial, evidence showed that Brown met the victim, a family member, when she turned 13 years old. Three months after meeting for the first time, he began having a sexual relationship with her on a cruise. The sexual relationship continued when they returned from the cruise. During the times the victim visited Brown, he would take her to hotels and the back of parking lots to engage in sex. This continued for approximately two months until the victim’s mother found inappropriate messages on the victim’s phone between the victim and Brown.
In the punishment phase, the jury heard that Brown committed a first degree felony Arson in 2004 and received ten years deferred probation. They also learned that he received a deferred probation for a misdemeanor Theft around the same time. In 2006, Brown was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, but that charge was reduced to Reckless Driving. In 2015, the defendant was charged with Assault Family Violence Strangulation for shoving his ex-girlfriend up against a wall by her neck causing a laceration on the back of her head. That case resulted in an Assault Family Violence conviction. The jury also heard testimony from his ex-girlfriend about how Brown sexually assaulted her; however, no charges were ever filed. Lastly, the jury heard about two Driving While Intoxicated cases that are still currently pending.
After all of the testimony, the jury came back with a maximum sentence of Life in prison. Prosecutor Brittany Litaker said, “No child deserves to go through what this child has had to endure. We are so proud of her bravery through a very difficult process. We are glad the jury saw the truth and gave a punishment that truly fits the crime.” Prosecutor Wesley LeRouax said, “The jury sent a strong message: Those who sexually abuse the children of Montgomery County go to prison for life. This family can now move on, and continue to heal, knowing that he will never have the opportunity to abuse another child.”
Thanks to the hard-working people at Children’s Safe Harbor, the detectives and crime scene investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the many dedicated folks in law enforcement that came to assist, justice was achieved in this case.