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Monday, March 7th, 2011

Absent guru sentenced to 280 years

Prakashanand Saraswati, 82, received 14 years in prison per count and fines of $10,000 per count for a total of $200,000. It’s still unknown if the jail time will run concurrently, court officials say.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Hindu guru found guilty on 20 counts of indecency with children

An influential Hindu guru was found guilty Friday evening by a Hays County jury on 20 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Prakashanand Saraswati, 82, was convicted of all charges by the jury of...

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Former teacher’s aide charged with sexually abusing child

A former Hays CISD teacher's aide who allegedly exposed himself to young children in his care and touched one of them sexually at Buda Elementary School, has been charged with three felony counts of indecency with a...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Reyes gets life for sexually abusing stepdaughter

A Hays County jury this week sentenced San Marcos resident Roger Reyes, 40, to life in prison without the possibility of parole after convicting him under a new state statute aimed at offenders who repeatedly abuse a...