Name: Norman Leonard Wilkerson, Jr.
Court: 221st District Court, The Honorable Judge Michalk presiding
Charges: 1) Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, 1st Degree Felony
2) Sexual Assault of a Child, 2nd Degree Felony
3) Sexual Assault of a Child, 2nd Degree Felony
4) Sexual Assault of a Child, 2nd Degree Felony
Sentence: By judge per agreement: 20 years for each Charge (1-4)
Sentences to run concurrently
On January 24, 2023, Norman Wilkerson, Jr. pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for four cases of sexual abuse of children between the ages of 10 and 16 between 1998 and 2004.
When charges were filed, Wilkerson, Jr. was the Assistant Chief of Police at the Cut and Shoot Police Department in Cut and Shoot, TX. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Detective Michael Lee began the investigation after an anonymous letter detailing sexual abuse of and inappropriate actions towards children by Wilkerson, Jr. was sent to multiple law enforcement agencies. One of those agencies sent the letter to MCSO SVU after determining the jurisdiction for the allegations. Detective Lee was able to locate victims across the country to corroborate and confirm the decades-long sexual abuse. After these four charges were filed and Wilkerson Jr.’s arrest, additional victims came forward with detailed accounts of abuse by the defendant.
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Division prosecutors Lisa Stewart and Leah Fiedler, along with Special Victims Division Victim Assistance Coordinator Ilda Rupert, guided and consulted with the victims during the two years following Wilkerson’s arrest. On January 30, 2023, after decades of wondering if Wilkerson Jr. would ever see justice, multiple victims were present to see him taken into custody. They were also able to give very powerful victim impact statements in court about the effects of Wilkerson’s crimes.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, and Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office provided evidence and support necessary to bring these victims justice.
Chief Prosecutor Lisa Stewart: “For decades, these victims wondered if a police officer in such a position of power would ever pay for what he did to them as children. Now, as they described, they can finally live their lives free of the fear that he will be hurting more children.”
District Attorney Brett Ligon: “I suspect this man thought he would never be accountable for his crimes, but justice, though it came slowly, came with certainty. I suspect he also believed that his position in law enforcement would somehow protect him, but now he knows that no occupation of any kind will ever excuse the execution of justice when it arrives.”