Hale County jury convicts suspect of attempted sexual abuse of child

Published 5:42 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Hale County Jury convicted David Sanders for first-degree attempted sexual abuse from a four-year-old case on Tuesday night.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, the jury deliberated for 90 minutes before making a verdict on Sanders, a Sawyerville resident.

Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins ordered a pre-sentence investigation and report.

Jackson said Wiggins will sentence Sanders, 52, in a few months.

The incident occurred on Aug. 6, 2015 in Hale County.

The child, who was 7-years-old at the time, went to her aunt’s house to use the bathroom.

Sanders tried to abuse her.

The child’s father walked into the room and stopped Sanders.