Investigators with the Bee County Sheriff’s Department alleged that Joe Richard Jasso committed the offenses on May 16 and 18, 2004. His victims were two girls under the age of 17 and one of them was described as being under the age of six at the time of the incidents.
An investigator said this week that the older victim was 15 years old at the time.
The two most serious charges listed in the indictment were aggravated sexual assault-threats, both of which involved the younger girl.
Those charges are first degree felonies which could result in a prison sentence or 99 years or life and a fine of as much as $10,000 if Jasso is convicted.
The defendant also was indicted on four counts of sexual assault. All those charges are second degree felonies punishable by prison terms of up to 20 years and fines of as much as $10,000.
The indictment included four counts of indecency with a child-contact, also second degree felonies.
The least serious charge cited in the indictment was indecency with a child-contact, which was listed as a third degree felony.
That offense is punishable by a prison term of up to ten years and a $10,000 fine upon conviction.
District Judge M.E. “Mike” Welborn set the defendant’s bond at $75,000.
Others indicted Thursday included:
•Lisa Ann Banda on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.
Deputies alleged that Banda entered the home of a man on Oct. 2, 2008 with the intent to commit theft. Bond was $5,000.
•John Travis Vanecek and Dara Ann Dabelgott were named in separate indictments apparently stemming from the same incident.
According to investigators with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the two took alprazolam from an unlocked medicine cart at the Woodridge Nursing Home on Feb. 27, 2008.
Bond on each suspect was $5,000.