Criminal Docket Case 21242 :
CONTINUOUS SEX ABUSE OF CHILD – VICTIM UNDER 14
THE STATE OF TEXAS vs PHILLIPS, CARL
Filed 08/23/2019 – Disposition: 12/12/2019 Conviction-guilty plea
369th District Court, District Clerk, Cherokee County, Texas
Plaintiff: THE STATE OF TEXAS
Defendant: PHILLIPS, CARL- DOB: 10/03/1950
The continuous sex assault of a child only gets a 3 sentence paragraph in East Texas newspapers and no mention the perp was head of the Probation Department. Why? Because the Cherokee County Sheriff Department and District Attorney’s office has worked side by side and hand-in-hand with child molesters for decades. They work in the courthouse, in law enforcement, and serve on juries. That’s what Cherokee County tax dollars are paying for. The man in charge of supervising the probation of county sex offender for over 30 years is a convicted pedophile.
The head of the Cherokee County Probation Department for 30+ years is a child molester. This is another reason why Cherokee County District Attorney Elmer Beckworth and the district courts have placed hundreds of local child sex offenders on probation, despite mandatory sentencing for sex crimes. Registered sex offenders are confidential informants and do what they are told when impaneled on juries.
Former Adult Probation Director Carl Phillips, 69 Jacksonville, was arrested in July 2019 for sexual contact / indecency with a child, quickly indicted and sentenced in record time. Before the ink could dry on the District Attorney’s press release, Phillips pleaded guilty to the sex abuse of a minor, had his almost completed probation revoked, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. (Source: CBS 19) Apparently he violated his own Deferred Adjudication for stealing county credit cards back in the day while he was receiving county awards. During this time, Phillips also worked as a Teacher’s Aide in a neighboring Smith County Jr. High School. The reported child molestation occurred over an 18 month period. (Source: KETK)
Former East Texas corrections director molested child for more than 18 months
RUSK, Texas (KETK) – A former top employee for Cherokee County will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a child over an 18 month period.
Carl Phillips was the former director of the Cherokee County Supervision and Corrections Department and had previously pleaded guilty to spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on personal purchases.
Phillps [sic] was sentenced to 50 years in prison with no chance of parole for the child sexual assault. According to the indictment, the molestation took place between January 2018 and June 2019. Court records indicated the child was younger than 14. (Source: KETK – Former East Texas corrections director molested child for more than 18 months)
Not one county “news” outlet reported Phillips was the head of the Cherokee County Probation and Community Services Department for three decades. They refer to him “a man from Jacksonville,” not a former Criminal Justice Department head. The truth is too unsavory. A 70-year old retiree having sex with children doesn’t get much attention in incestuous backwoods East Texas.
Director of Corrections Carl Phillips receiving his 35-year Cherokee County service accommodation from County Judge Chris Davis circa 2009 (Courtesy: Jacksonville Progress)
Corrections Director Carl Phillips, 69, began working in Cherokee County government in 1974 and was awarded his 35-year service pin in January 2009. After he retired later that year, he was charged with 2 counts of Felony Theft by a Public Servant and Tampering with Evidence. His initial charge was dismissed in July 2009; a year later he was offered 10 years deferred probation. He embezzled over $60,000 on county credit cards. Phillips is the longest serving Cherokee County employee on record, working in the Probation Department and ironically heading the Juvenile and Sex Offender Bootcamps. (Source: Jacksonville Progress) Even more ironic, he was chosen to represent Cherokee County as a member of Congressman Charlie Wilson’s “Crime Task Force, ” a bible-based morality crime legislation panel in the 1990’s, i.e. the perfect cover for a homegrown pedophile.
Criminal Docket Case 17638 : THEFT OF PROPERTY BY A PUBLIC SERVANT
THE STATE OF TEXAS vs PHILLIPS, CARL Filed 11/23/2009 – Disposition: 07/29/2010 Dismissed-insufficient evidence
2nd District Court, District Clerk, Cherokee County, Texas
Criminal Docket Case 17845 : THEFT OF PROPERTY BY A PUBLIC SERVANT
THE STATE OF TEXAS vs PHILLIPS, CARL Filed 07/26/2010 – Disposition: 10/28/2010 Conviction-guilty plea
369th District Court, District Clerk, Cherokee County, Texas
Credit card abuse by a county employee gets a higher word count in the local newspapers than the rape and murder of local children. Sex crimes committed by officials are buried in the advertisement section.
DA’s office announces conviction –Jacksonville Daily Progress Oct 30, 2010
Carl Phillips, former director of the Cherokee County Supervision and Corrections Department, was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication community supervision for theft and 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for misapplication by a fiduciary Thursday.
The alleged theft and misapplication of property by Phillips took place between January 1999 and June 2009. His actions came to light after his June 2009 retirement, when an employee of his former office alerted his successor to the theft. Phillips was accused of using a state-issued credit card for personal expenses totaling more than $20,000 but less than $100,000.
Credit card charges made by Phillips included food, oil, gasoline, tires, household utilities, dental services, cell phone services, musical instruments, lodging, concert tickets, sporting event tickets and other services, according to the indictment. Phillips then shredded, secreted or otherwise destroyed credit card receipts, according to the December 2009 indictment.
Phillips had been employed by Cherokee County for about 35 years Phillips will file a motion for “shock probation” after serving 60 days in TDCJ, according to a statement from the Cherokee County District Attorney’s office. The sentencing was part of a plea agreement between Phillips and the State of Texas, in which the Court approved. (Source: Jacksonville Progress)
Fast-forward to 2019 and the Cherokee County newspapers refuse to identify a convicted serial child molester as the former head of the Probation Department. Carl Phillips was part of the county budget decision making for over 30 years according to their own articles. What they don’t report has been going on in plain sight for decades. For example why District Judge Bascom Bentley’s signature was forged and rubber-stamped for the early release of sex offenders. And why registered sex offenders are called for jury duty. They hide Phillips’ identity to cloak their ongoing involvement. Phillips is currently incarcerated in the Gurney Unit in Palestine, TX.