Grimes County resident James Harrington is behind bars today, following his surprising guilty plea last Wednesday (4/8) afternoon, during his trial on two separate counts of indecency with a child.
District Attorney Tuck McLain tells Navasota News he was fully prepared for the long haul, as the now-admitted 71-year-old perpetrator had previously rejected every plea deal he’d ever been offered. But in the end McLain says, both he and the victim were satisfied with the result.
As for Harrington, McLain says the five counts of indecency with a child that he was facing could theoretically have put him behind bars for a hundred years.
And even following his two-years in prison, McClain adds, Harrington will remain under probation for another decade. That means that if he breaks any of the conditions put upon him, a judge could sentence him back to prison for another 20 years, which is, as the D.A. puts it, likely the rest of his life.