A convicted sex offender is out of jail, thanks to the lucky streak of his mother who won the $15.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot.
Jason Wayne Carlile has twice been convicted of sex offenses involving children - indecency with a child in 1994 and sale or purchase of a 15-year-old girl in 2006, according to the Wichita Falls Times Record News. He served a three-year sentence beginning in 2007 and is required to register as a sex offender until 2020.
The 47-year-old got in trouble again last year when he was arrested for allegedly raping a child under 14 in 2006. He was in custody pending the start of his trial on Dec. 10 when he was bailed out by his mother.
Carlile's mother and stepfather, Joann and Floyd Ames, are expected to collect their multi-million dollar windfall, which they won on Halloween, by the end of the month but used their savings for the bail money.
On Thursday, Carlile’s public defender Rebecca Ruddy filed a motion to reconsider Carlile's access to a public defender, saying he has access to money to hire a private defender now, the Wichita Falls Times Record News reported. She added that Carlile’s mom had discussed hiring a private lawyer with her son.
Carlile is now free on a $100,000 bond. However, because he is considered a flight risk, there are some restrictions to his bail. He has to wear a GPS monitor, live with his mom and live under a strict curfew, according to the Record Times.
[Photo: Wichita County Sheriff's Office]
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