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Former Brown Co. jailer sentenced to 40 years for sexual assault

Eric Tipton

BROWNWOOD, Texas - A former Brown County jailer will spend several years in prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14.

Eric Tipton, 39, was sentenced on Monday to serve 40 years in a state prison, according to the 35 th Judicial District Clerk's office. Tipton was found guilty of four counts, including two for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Brown County deputies arrested Tipton on May 15, 2014 for acts he committed April 2014 with the underage girl, according to court documents.

Tipton worked for the Brown County Jail from August 1, 2011 to May 8, 2013.

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