Texas Parents Use $15 Million Lottery Win to Bail Son Out of Jail
A convicted child molester in Texas was bailed out of jail after his parents won the lottery.
A registered sex offender who previously served time for buying a 15-year-old girl was bailed out of a Texas jail after his parents won the lottery, authorities said. He had been locked up on another, unrelated child sex charge.
Jason Wayne Carlile, 47, was being held at the Wichita County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond and faces one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, according to the sheriff's office.
He was arrested in December 2017. His mother, Joanne Marie Ames, posted his bail after she and her husband won $15 million in the state lottery, she said at a bond hearing this week, according to the Times Record News.
Carlile's trial is scheduled to begin next month. He has pleaded not guilty.
In 2007, he was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to buying a teenage girl for $3,000, officials said. The child's mother was also convicted and sentenced to three years behind bars.
Investigators, aided by federal agents, tracked Carlile and the girl to Mexico, where he was arrested and she was turned over to child welfare authorities in her home state of Texas.
Carlile also served time after a 2007 conviction for indecency with a child by exposure, according to Texas' sex offender registry.
Under the terms of his current release, Carlile must wear an ankle monitor with GPS, surrender his passport and abide by a daily curfew from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. He also must stay at his parents' apartment.
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