Kenneth Charles Smith
Hopkins County Jail
A judge sentenced 56-year-old Kenneth Charles Smith of Sulphur Springs after reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors. He had been indicted for Continuous Sexual Assault of a child and several counts of Indecency by sexual contact. He pleaded no contest to one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and District Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced him to life in prison. He must serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible for parole.