Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 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:
• Eric Bernard Brown was indicted for family violence assault: impeding breathing/circulation, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $15,000.
• Jerry Dewitt Washington was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $10,000.
• Jean Dimple Williams was indicted for selling stolen regulated materials, a state jail felony. Williams' bond was set at $7,500.
• Willie Earl Williams was indicted for selling stolen regulated materials, a state jail felony. Williams' bond was set at $7,500.
• Danielle Bradley McDonald was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. McDonald's bond was set at $5,000.
• Helen Ruth Hedleston was indicted for theft over $50 with two prior convictions, a state jail felony. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Four other indictments were sealed.