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Belton man faces four years in prison

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Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 4:48 pm, Tue Feb 11, 2014.

By Jade Ortego

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON - A 20-year-old Belton man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for being one of six people who allegedly threatened and had sex with an intoxicated

15-year-old girl.

On Aug. 31, 2007, a girl and her boyfriend went to a home in Belton where Ivan Crumbliss was present. According to a suspect quoted in the arrest affidavit, the girl was given marijuana, and threatening remarks were made in her presence. She had consensual sex with her boyfriend, who then sent in another man, followed by five others, including Crumbliss, who admitted to having sex with the girl. A suspect told police that it was apparent that she was frightened and intoxicated, and did not want to participate in "much, if any" of the sexual activities that ensued. The girl told police that she was afraid of the men.

According to the arrest affidavit, police ascertained that all six suspects knew that she was under the age of consent, and that they were "operating in concert to obtain sexual favors" from her. Crumbliss was 17 at the time.

Judge Trudo of the 264th District Court also sentenced Crumbliss to two years in state jail for forgery.

Trudo also sentenced Friday:

David Earl Bryant, 35, of Killeen; to six years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, more than one gram and less than four grams.

Jason Bennett, 32, of Rogers, to two years in prison each for two counts of driving while intoxicated, third offense or higher.

Leonard Sterling, 38, of Oklahoma City, Okla., to six months state jail for theft of more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.

Meaghan McKown, 19, of Centralia, Wash., to probation extended to 10 years for a revoked forgery charge.

Andy Jonas Bell, 29, of Fort Hood, to 10 years probation for injury to a child.

Trudo sentenced Thursday:

Terry Brookshire, 18, of Leesville, to eight years in prison for indecency with a child.

Anthony Dailey, 17, of Temple, to five years probation for burglary of a building.

Jeffrey Allen, 24, of Killeen, to three years probation each for two cases of possession of a controlled substance.

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