Man receives 30 years in local child sex case

A 42-year-old Sanger man pled guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case that concluded Tuesday in district court in Weatherford.

James Burt Opitz had been accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013 in northern Parker County.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said the allegations surfaced after the victim’s brother found pictures that she had taken of herself that revealed physical injuries consistent with sexual assault. Opitz will not be eligible for parole until he has completed half of his sentence.

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