Stacked sentences given

A Hunt County man has received two maximum sentences after pleading guilty to taking inappropriate pictures of a female victim one year ago.

A Hunt County man has received two maximum sentences after pleading guilty to taking inappropriate pictures of a female victim one year ago.

Jacquese Beachem, 28, of Quinlan entered the plea In August and was sentenced this week.

The Hunt County grand jury charged Beachem with an indictment with two counts of improper photography or visual recording.

The indictment was issued sealed March 29, pending Beachem’s appearance at an arraignment hearing in the 196th District Court April 10, at which time he entered a not guilty plea.

The indictment alleged that on two occasions on Oct. 19, 2018, “with the intent to invade the privacy” of a female victim, Beachem was reported to have obtained visual images of the victim without her consent.

Beachem was taken into custody by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at a Greenville address April 8.

Beachem entered open pleas guilty in the court Aug. 29 to the charge.

An open plea means no plea bargain agreement had been arranged in the case and that Beachem was subject to the full range of punishment.

The indictment carries a maximum sentence upon conviction of up to two years in a state jail.

During a hearing Thursday in the 196th District Court, Judge Andrew Bench sentenced Beachem to the maximum two years in state jail for each count, then stacked the sentences to run consecutively, meaning Beachem will have to complete one of the sentences before starting the sentence on the second count.

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