McKINNEY, Texas — Addison Mays, 34, of McKinney, was sentenced to 40 years in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
“Every young child needs safety, and every child predator needs punishment. We are thankful for the McKinney Police Department, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the judge and jury for their roles in seeing that justice was done,” said Willis after sentencing.
Mays had ongoing access to the child through a relationship with the child’s family. Mays sexually abused the eight-year-old victim over the course of a year. The child disclosed the abuse to the mother the next year. The mother then reported it to the McKinney Police Department.
Detective Jennifer Grounds with the McKinney Police Department investigated the case. The child was forensically interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center of North Texas, where the child disclosed details about the ongoing abuse.
The jury found Mays guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a child. Judge James Fry assessed punishment at 40 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.
Assistant District Attorneys Ashleigh Woodall and Kailey Gillman prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigators Gregory Bowers and Samantha Selman, Victim Assistance Coordinator Casey Hendrix, and Legal Secretary Christy Ware.