Sexual Assault Convictions Earn Bryan Man Life Sentences

A Bryan man convicted of sexually assaulting a child will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Howard Harris Jr. was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to two life sentences. He has to serve 35 years on each before he's eligible for parole.

Judge J.D. Langley decided the sentences would be served consecutively on the prosecution's request.

The 37-year-old had previously been convicted of the same crime in 1997 and served ten years in prison. A year later, prosecutors say he committed the two crimes he got life sentences for.

Harris was arrested in March of 2012 after a viewer saw him on Crime Stoppers and contacted authorities.

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