Ex juvenile detention officer guilty in sex assault trial

Miles McFadden guilty on 10 counts

Author: Paul Venema, Reporter, pvenema@ksat.com
Published On: Dec 09 2011 04:33:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 09 2011 04:36:24 PM CST
Miles McFadden
SAN ANTONIO -

A 32-year-old former juvenile detention officer was found guilty Friday of sex crimes involving an 11-year-old boy.

It took the jury less than an hour to convict Miles McFadden on 10 counts of continuous sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child charges.

McFadden is facing a maximum punishment of life in prison. He will be sentenced in about two weeks following the completion of a pre-sentencing investigation ordered by 186th District Court Judge Maria Teresa Herr.

The victim, a boy who is now 17 years old, spent several hours on the witness stand this week detailing four and a half years of sexual assaults.

"That pain is real. That pain means truth," Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Ballantyne said to the jury during closing arguments. "He didn't want to get up here on that stand and tell you his story, but he did."

Though McFadden was a juvenile detention officer at the time of the assaults, the crimes were not related to his job.

The teen testified that the assaults occurred twice a week beginning in 2006 when he was 11 years old. He said that as a result of the assaults, he contracted a sexually transmitted disease.