AUSTIN (AP) - The wife of an Austin man indicted on charges of
sexually assaulting as many as six children is being sued by
parents who claim the woman failed to properly monitor their child.
The Austin American-Statesman reports Austin businessman Billy
Dan Carroll was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in July on
charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a
child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure.
He was indicted after police said a videotape taken from his
home showed him having sex with children as young as 2.
A lawsuit filed against his wife, Kathy Carroll, claims she
failed to properly monitor or supervise the parents' daughter while
she was at their home.
Kathy Carroll's attorney, Robby Alden, said there is no legal
basis in the claim against his client.
Billy Dan Carroll's attorney, Bill Hines, did not return calls
from the paper seeking comment.
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