Trial Date Set for Alleged Sexual Predator


SMITH COUNTY — The trial date has been set for one of the men who was allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a child near a mobile home park in Tyler. Thomas Brookbank, 21, was arrested earlier this year after a 9 year old told her mother about the alleged assault. According to KETK, she claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Brookbank in a clubhouse in the woods behind a mobile home park on Shiloh Road. The trial date has been set for Monday, January 14 at 10:00 in a Smith County courtroom.

The victim stated that the assaults had occurred on numerous occasions over the past month in a wooded area, where the suspect, known as “Tom,” had made a club house. Five children have been identified as victims in the case.

A second person was arrested in connection with the sexual assault case. 21-year-old Todd Gifford Wisdom was booked into the Smith County jail and his bond was set at $22,500. He has been charged with distributing harmful material to a minor. A court date has not yet been set for Wisdom.

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