Man sentenced to 99 years for sexually assaulting stepdaughter


A Hood County jury sentenced a man to 99 years in prison for sexually abusing his 5-year-old stepdaughter.

Jacob Douglas Ellison, 27, of Tolar, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and asked the jury to decide his sentence. The jury gave him the maximum time in jail in addition to the maximum $10,000 fine. He will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

The victim testified Ellison, who was her mother’s boyfriend at the time, climbed into bed with her at night on multiple occasions and sexually touched her.