Tuesday, July 9, 2013
New charge filed against Frisco man accused of sexually abusing children
If convicted, Hilty faces up to life in prison for each count.
FRISCO An additional charge has been filed against Kevin Michael Hilty, 42, a Frisco resident who now faces five counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14.
Hilty was first arrested by Frisco police on June 27 on four counts of sexually abusing a minor, though he posted his $1 million bail -- $250,000 for each count -- two days later. A fifth count was added Saturday. Hilty is currently being held at the Denton County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. If convicted, Hilty faces up to life in prison for each count.
Affidavits for the previous four counts state Hilty sexually abused four 12-year-old boys on the soccer team he coaches. The boys said most of the alleged abuse occurred at Hilty's home, though the abuse also allegedly continued at a birthday party in February at the Great Wolf Lodge hotel and water park in Grapevine. The alleged abuse dates back to November.
The boys said Hilty would call them demeaning names to pressure them into taking off their clothes. Hilty allegedly made the boys swim naked at his pool and forced them to play a "game" involving the measurement of their genitals. The affidavits claim Hilty "admitted to participating in the game" and that he said he was also naked when the game took place.
Hilty was apprehended by Dallas police in an alleged suicide attempt on July 1, when he threatened to jump from the 120-foot-tall High Five Interchange overpass in Dallas. The Dallas Police Department released a statement following the incident saying Hilty "was distraught over a personal situation."
Paul Stuckle, who represents Hilty, told Fox 4 KDFW that his client was under extreme stress, which led him to threaten to jump. Stuckle implied the boys were persuaded to make "false accusations."
"There's a lot of pressure and coercion placed on very young children and they feel they must succumb to that pressure placed on them," he told KDFW.
Stuckle added that the boys' statements will be proven false in court; he did not return calls seeking comment from The Frisco Enterprise.
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