A Galveston County jury Wednesday sentenced a Santa Fe man to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled woman.

The jury found Douglas Harry Young, 60, guilty on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the warrant division arrested Young in October 2016 at his home in the 7100 block of Avenue P in Santa Fe, officials said.

Investigators received a complaint about a sexual assault on July 23, 2016, Alfred said.

The woman, who was 34 years old at the time, told her caregiver that while at Young’s residence, he had touched her and that the two had sex, Alfred said.

Investigators later discovered the relationship had been going on since 2009 and that Young had dated the woman’s mother and lived with them before the mother died, Alfred said.

Young faced between 5 years to 99 years, or life, in prison for the offense, but was also eligible for probation because he had no prior felony convictions, Alfred said.

Young will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence, Alfred said. Young will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com



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