Retired Tyler pharmacist allegedly sexually assaulted relative at least twice

Retired Tyler pharmacist allegedly sexually assaulted relative at least twice
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:58pm

Retired pharmacist, James Carey Prosperie, 73, of Tyler, who was arrested after a standoff at his home on Jeff Davis Drive, will be charged with aggravated sexual assault against child. Prosperie used to be a pharmacist in Tyler at 2119 East Fifth Street in Tyler, which has since been converted into a tattoo parlor.

According to the arrest affidavit provided by Smith County, a detective working the case states she has good reason to believe and she does believe, Prosperie sexually assaulted a 14-year-old relative on June 8, 2013.

According to a report from the CPS, concerning the underage relative, Prosperie confessed to lawyer/friend he had sexual contact with the underage relative on at least two separate occasions.

Prosperies bond was set at $100,000 with conditions.

The conditions are as follows:

  1. Prosperie shall submit to testing on a weekly basis for the presence of a controlled substance at the Smith County Adult Probation Department. If he fails to report, does not submit to testing or fails test, he will be arrested and a new bond will be set.
  2. Prosperie shall not communicate, in any manner, with the the relative of which he is accused of assaulting or go anywhere the relative is, except for visitation approved expressly by and directly supervised by an authorized official of the Texas Department of Human Resources.
  3. Prosperie is ordered to immediately report to the Adult Probation Department, upon release from the Smith County Jail.
  4. Prosperie is ordered to not go within 500 feet of the relative of which he is accused of assaulting, or anywhere they may be located.
  5. Prosperie cannot use, possess or consume alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or narcotics as a condition of bond.


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