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Wake Village man indicted for alleged child sex abuse, woman indicted for witness tampering in related case

by Lynn LaRowe | January 8, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
RONALD WAYNE FOSTER JR.

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- A Bowie County grand jury issued indictments Thursday for a Wake Village, Texas, man for alleged child sexual abuse and a woman for allegedly tampering with a 5-year-old witness.

Ronald Wayne Foster Jr., 51, was indicted for three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child involving an 11-year-old girl. Kimberly Michelle Gilliland, 29, was indicted for witness tampering in a related case.

Foster was arrested Nov. 12 on a charge of sexual assault of a child. He is being held in the Bowie County jail in Texarkana with bail set at $100,000.

Kimberly Michelle Gilliland, 29, is facing a charge of witness tampering for allegedly instructing a 5-year-old girl to keep quiet about alleged sexual abuse, according to a probable cause affidavit. Gilliland allegedly squeezed the child's cheeks, leaving red marks.

According to the affidavit in Gilliland's case, four girls, including the 11-year-old he is currently charged with sexually abusing and the 5-year-old at the center of Gilliland's witness tampering case, have made outcries of abuse against Foster. Foster's current charges involve the 11-year-old.

Gilliland was arrested in December by Wake Village Police and is currently being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $75,000.

Foster faces five to 99 years or life in prison on each count if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Gilliland faces five to 99 years or life in prison if convicted of tampering with a witness in a first-degree felony case.

photo KIMBERLY MICHELLE GILLILAND

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