Indicted on charges

A Royse City man has been indicted on multiple charges alleging the sexual abuse of children.

A Royse City man has been indicted on multiple charges alleging the sexual abuse of children.

Kristian Michael Wright, 49, was arrested on the afternoon of Sept. 1 by officers with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office on one charge of continuous sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Wright was later released from the Hunt County Detention Center on a total of $650,000 bond.

All three of the charges were in connection with indictments issued sealed April 27 by the Hunt County grand jury, pending Wright’s arrest and arraignment.

Wright entered pleas of not guilty during a Sept. 3 arraignment hearing in the 354th District Court. Judge Keli Aiken then set an Oct. 1 hearing to consider discovery evidence.

The continuous sexual assault of a child count is a first degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison. Court records indicated the offense(s) named in the indictment allegedly occurred on or around Jan. 1, 2018.

The indictment alleging indecency with a child by sexual contact included two counts and alleged the offense(s) occurred on or around May 1, 2012. The charges are second degree felonies, each punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from two to 20 years in prison.

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