An Erath County jury took less than an hour of deliberating to find a martial arts instructor guilty of sexually assaulting a then-14-year-old student.
Jurors were still assessing punishment Wednesday afternoon for 25-year-old Samuel Lewis, the former owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He was arrested in January 2014 and charged with sexual assault of a child, a second degree felony. The victim, now 17, told jurors Wednesday that she began training with Lewis in the summer of 2013. She said Lewis told her he was unhappy in his marriage.
She said the relationship turned sexual on Christmas Eve 2013. The victim testified that Lewis knew she was a high school freshman at the time.
Testimony concluded with Lewis’ ex-wife, who became suspicious of the relationship between Lewis and the victim after the amount of time they started spending together.
You might be seeing more of Stephenville on Ride TV after the “Southern Fried Skinnyfied” cooking show came to Littlejohn’s Produce this week.
The show puts a healthy spin on southern cooking. Southern Fried Skinnyfied is RIDE TV’s first cooking show and the only one if its kind, where host Paige Duke transforms hearty meals fit for a cowboy, into healthy delights.
Obviously, Littlejohn’s Produce, with its healthy, largely locally-grown produce is a perfect fit.
Duke says she was working at Texas Motor Speedway as a pit reporter when she was hired for the show.