By GREG PEAK
LIVINGSTON – A 71-year-old Livingston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge.
Charles David Yeager was sentenced during a hearing before 411th District Court Judge Kaycee Jones in Livingston.
Under current state guidelines, Yeager will have to serve half of his sentence or 12 years and six months vbefore he would become eligible for parole.
He had been arrested Aug. 1 and was released under a $100,000 bond later that day. Following Monday’s hearing, he was taken back into custody to begin serving his prison sentence.
According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports, on July 20 officers received a complaint after a 15-year-old child came forward with an outcry of sexual assault. The incident reportedly occurred when the child was 11 years old.
A forensic interview was conducted at the Childrenz Haven child advocacy center in the following days which resulted in a warrant being issued for Yeager’s arrest on the first-degree felony charge.
Yeager was subsequently arrested without incident.