Selma man faces up to 10 years for sexual abuse

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2003

A Selma man has been convicted of sexual abuse first degree.

Michael Green, 31, was convicted Tuesday for an Oct. 3, 2002, incident involving a 9-year-old girl.

The jury came back with a conviction at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Ed Greene, Dallas County district attorney.

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Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins &045;&045; who presided over the case &045;&045; asked for a pre-sentencing report. The report will include Green’s background information, criminal history and any victim impact that may exist. It will give Wiggins a document to review before issuing a sentence, Greene said.

Sentencing will most likely occur within 45 days. Green could face one to 10 years. He is currently out on bond.

Greene said both his case and evidence were strong. Some of that evidence included testimony from the 9-year-old victim.

Greene said the night in question &045;&045; Oct. 3, 2002, &045;&045; was intended to be one of reconciliation between Green and the girl’s mother. They had been in a romantic relationship for three years prior to the incident, Greene added, but Green had been arrested a number of times for domestic violence.

According to police reports, Green had arrived at the mother’s house about 9 p.m. while the mother’s family slept. Green told her he had left his truck running in the front yard and would turn it off and return in five to 10 minutes.

While waiting for Green’s return, the mother heard noise coming from her 9-year-old daughter’s room. When she opened the door and turned on the lights, she found Green with her daughter, the report states.

The report states Green told the mother he had made a mistake and thought the daughter was the mother. The mother, though, went to the kitchen for two knives.

Green’s mother was contacted, arrived at the scene and left with her son with no further incident.