A 44-year-old pedophile has been freed on bail after admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl and buying her an engagement ring.
Raymond Earl Rogers pleaded guilty to molesting the 14 year-old girl at a Wednesday court hearing in Riesel, Texas – and asked for probation instead of prison.
Rogers allegedly bought the girl an ‘engagement style’ ring and also gave her a cellphone to use to communicate with him, an affidavit said.
They sent messages about their ‘relationship’ and even indicated that they loved one another.
One conversation references a pregnancy, and detectives said that she may have had a miscarriage, although they were unable to confirm why.
He sexually assaulted the victim on three different occasions, in his truck and at his home, police said.
Rogers pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact.
He will face up to 20 years in prison for each of the six felony charges, but will seek a plea deal to serve them all concurrently.
The prosecutor said she will oppose Rogers’ request for probation at a sentencing hearing in November.
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