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Simpson sexual assault case continues

Testimony is being taken again today in the case of New Boston man Dylan Simpson, who is facing charges for sexual misconduct while he was working as a sub at New Boston Middle School.

The jury in Judge John Tidwell’s court heard testimony from students and teachers who were there at NBMS at the time of the alleged criminal acts, and more were slated to testify today.

Simpson turned himself in to New Boston Police on January 25, 2018 after local police had been searching for him for almost a week.

Simpson then pleaded not guilty to five felony charges in July of 2018. Those charges included three counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact and two counts of online solicitation of a minor. The alleged victims were students aged 12,13 and 14.

In court this week, Simpson faces two charges involving the victim who was 12 at the time of the alleged assault. One charge is for Indecency with a Child by Contact, and the other is Online Solicitation of a Minor. Those charges carry a sentence ranging from two to 20 years each.

Simpson originally confessed to inappropriate contact with the minor students while working as a sub at NBMS. That confession came while he was under interrogation by then New Boston PD Lieutenant Johnny Millwood.

Simpson’s attorney, Texarkana lawyer Shorty Barrett, began the trial this week with an admission that his client is guilty of misconduct, but refuted the entirety of the allegations.

The trial is expected to wrap up on Friday.

Watch for a complete rundown of Simpson’s trial in next week’s issue of the Tribune.

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