SAN ANGELO - A San Angelo man was convicted of indecency with a child in the 340th District Court in San Angelo on Friday, June 22.

SAN ANGELO - A San Angelo man was convicted of indecency with a child in the 340th District Court in San Angelo on Friday, June 22.

Brian William Cascadden, 52, was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child and sentenced to 10 years in prison for each count to run concurrently. He was also assessed a $5,000 fine for each count, by District Judge Jay Weatherby. The prosecutors were assistant district attorneys Ashley Knight and Meagan Wyatt.

According to court documents, in the early morning hours on July 15, 2016, a 13 year old girl made an outcry that the Cascadden touched her inappropriately while she was trying to sleep the previous night. Law enforcement was called out and an investigation began. The victim was interviewed at Hope House and two sergeant investigators with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the defendant.

The jury trial began Monday, June 18 and following testimony, the jury deliberated two and a half hours before finding Cascadden guilty. He elected to have the jury assess the punishment.

During the punishment phase, the victim testified as did Cascadden’s probation officer. The defense called two witnesses as well, but ultimately, the jury assessed the punishment.

District Attorney Allison Palmer applauded the jury and the prosecutors for their work on this case.

“We want to thank the jury for their careful consideration in this case,” Palmer said. “We also want to thank everyone from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office who participated in this investigation. We applaud the young lady who had the strength and courage to take the stand and confront her perpetrator. We hope that this verdict will help her in the healing process and she can move forward from this awful period in her life. Prosecuting crimes against children involves a team effort. Our office remains

committed to working closely with the victims in these cases, evaluating each case based upon the evidence and law, and seeking justice for our children and our community.”