Danny Richard Minor, 40, of The Colony, Texas, was sentenced to life confinement without the possibility of parole for three counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and life confinement for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
From 2002 until 2009 when Minor lived in Plano, Texas, Minor molested two related children and an unrelated child. One child disclosed the abuse in 2009, but conflicting statements prevented detectives from moving forward at that time. Minor cut off ties with Plano and moved to The Colony where the abuse continued. The case was reactivated in June 2014 when a second child came forward and provided corroborating information for the 2009 disclosure. Two additional cases resulted from that disclosure. Minor was arrested and a search warrant was obtained for his DNA. A paternity test confirmed that Minor is the biological father of his daughter's child.
The jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for three counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. On Friday, the jury sentenced Minor to life confinement without the possibility of parole on each count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and life confinement on each count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
Assistant District Attorneys Sarah Preston and Shannon Miller prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland. The case was investigated by Plano Police Department Detectives Chris Jones and Brian Pfahning. Judge Chris Oldner presided over the case.
This news release is distributed on behalf of the District Attorney's Office. Any questions may be directed to Bill Dobiyanski at (972) 548-4335.