(McKinney, Texas) – Kylil Jamall Killian, 20, of Crowley, Texas was found guilty and sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis and Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner. ”We are thankful for the Collin County jurors who continue to send the message that child predators will not be tolerated. The protection of children will always be our top priority. By working together, we will ensure our children receive the protection they deserve,” stated Skinner. “Children are safer now because this brave child put her own life at risk by outing this dangerous predator. We’re grateful that the school counselor, forensic interviewer, investigator, prosecutors, jury, and judge all did their duty in this difficult case well,” added Willis.
In April of 2018, the 11 year old victim, known to Killian, notified a school counselor that Killian sexually abused her many times during the previous year. The counselor reported this information to law enforcement. McKenzie McIntosh of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County forensically interviewed the child, who disclosed additional details about the sexual abuse.
Investigator Fernando Robledo with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and with the assistance of the US Marshals, secured the arrest of Killian in Arkansas and extradited him back to Texas.
The jury returned a guilty verdict for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact. During the punishment phase of trial, prosecutors introduced evidence that Killian sought out others to kill the victim to prevent the case from going forward. Judge Don Adams presided over the case and assessed punishment at 50 years in prison on Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and 10 years in prison for Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact. By law, a charge of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.
Assistant District Attorneys Abigail Policastro and Ann Martin prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator Kim Eanes. District Attorney Victim Assistance Coordinator Susanne Riggs and Children’s Advocacy Center family advocate Kristany Harrod assisted the child and her family during trial.