Childers re-indicted for sexual assault
Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted last week by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court documents state that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.The indictment stemmed from an arrest made on the male-on-male sexual assault case that took place on Aug. 15, 2010 around the southwest part of Sweetwater. Aubrey Phillip Childers of Sweetwater, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 27, as he was being processed out of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.According to Lt. Randy Hanes with the Sweetwater Police Department, DNA evidence was obtained at the scene of the crime and evidence was gathered for a warrant to obtain DNA from the suspect. A DNA sample was taken from Childers after he was arrested for a parole violation. The DNA was then sent to the Lubbock Department of Public Safety Laboratory for testing. Bond was set at $20,000 for Childers.Also indicted were the following:• Ocie Lee Jennings for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Jennings intentionally caused serious bodily injury to Edward Valdez by hitting Valdez in the face with his hands. His bond was set at $15,000.• Brandon Carl Edwards aka Brandon Carl Powell for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. He possessed a usable quantity of marijuana in the amount of five pounds or less but more than four ounces. His bond was set at $5,000.• Ricardo Gonzalez for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment stemmed from a June 13, 2011 incident. He was also convicted of driving while intoxicated on March 7, 2001 in the 118th Judicial District Court of Howard County and on April 11, 1995, in the Nolan County Court at Law.Two other indictments were sealed.