POSTED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:40pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:28pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
A retired Tyler pharmacist who pled guilty to the charges of sexually assaulting a child in June 2013 was sentenced to 32 years in prison Tuesday morning.
According to Smith County judicial records, retired pharmacist, James Carey Prosperie , 74, of Tyler, who was arrested, September 3, 2013, after a standoff at his home on Jeff Davis Drive pled guilty to 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.
A Smith County Jury sentenced Prosperie to two-16 year sentences to be served consecutively.
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. A report from CPS states Prosperie confessed to lawyer/friend he had sexual contact with the underage relative on at least two separate occasions.