Richmond, TX – A Fort
Bend County jury convicted Thi Nguyen of Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency
with a Child on November 10, 2022. After
a week of testimony, the jury found the 50-year-old Sugar Land man guilty in
under 25 minutes.
presented by Assistant District Attorneys Charann Thompson and Alycia Curtis
revealed that Nguyen sexually abused a teen shortly after moving to the Sugar
Land area in 2018. The jury also heard testimony from another victim the
defendant sexually assaulted out of state nearly two decades earlier, when she
was only 13 years old.
then sentenced Nguyen to serve the maximum 20 years in prison for the sexual
assault and 10 years for the indecency charge.
child victim in this case lost everything as a consequence of coming forward,
and this verdict does not repair that,” said lead prosecutor Charann Thompson. “But it does make Mr. Nguyen bear a consequence
for his choices, which I hope feels like some measure of justice to her.”
Attorney Brian Middleton added, “The verdict and sentence reflect the severity
of the crime and the jury’s assessment of the weight of the evidence. Our
office will continue to seek justice for victims of abuse and ensure that
abusers are punished proportionately to the harm they create. We will speak for
victims and ensure that justice is done.”
was tried in the 400th District Court before Presiding Judge Tameika
Carter. Sexual Assault of a Child and
Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact in this case are both second-degree
felony offenses, punishable by 2 – 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Nguyen will have to serve half of his
sentence before he can be considered for parole.