By Erica Morse
Editor-in-Chief, Victims News Online
Updated 12:10 a.m. EST, Jan. 15, 2013
(VNO) — Late Monday afternoon, a Navarro County, Texas, jury sentenced former blogger/online publisher Joseph “Joey” Dauben to 10 years in prison per charge, on three counts of child sexual assault, and 10 years’ probation for one felony count of indeceny with a child. The charges stemmed from a 2007 assault of a teenager who attended a youth camp with Dauben, of which the jury found him ‘guilty’ on all four charges this past Friday.
Additionally, the jury fined Dauben $7,500 — or $2,500 per offense — for the three charges of sexual assault. Judge James Lagomarsino of the 13th District Court will decide next week if the sentences will be served concurrently or consecutively, which will determine if Dauben spends as little as 5-15 years behind bars, or upwards of 30. Upon release, Dauben will be required to register as a sex offender.
Victims News Online received confirmation of the sentence shortly before 6 p.m. central time from multiple sources who were in the courtroom. Full details of Monday’s events may be found here, courtesy of Texas reporter David Webb, publisher of The Rare Reporter.