UPDATE: inForney.com has updated the story with copies of the original arrest warrant affidavit and the arrangements of Deputy Cousin's plea bargain.
FORNEY, Texas — Investigators with the Texas Rangers and the attorney for the victim of a recent sexual assault by a Kaufman County Deputy Constable are encouraging other victims to come forward.
Former Pct. 4 Deputy Constable Grant Cousins, took a plea deal for perjury last month after the Texas Rangers confirmed that he had sexually assaulted a woman while on duty.
“We represent the woman who was sexually assaulted by Deputy Grant Cousins, while he was on duty, sworn to protect the citizens of Kaufman County. Grant Cousins has confessed to the rape of our client. This sexual assault was deliberate, and it was premeditated,” says Elizabeth Alvarez Bingham, an attorney of the Guest & Gray law firm in a statement. “Based upon our investigation, we have reason to believe that Deputy Cousins may have assaulted more women.”
In new court documents released to inForney.com that detail the arrangements of his plea bargain, Deputy Cousins confessed to both felony sexual assault and felony official oppression. Deputy Cousins was allowed to plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor perjury, and both felony charges were then dismissed.
As part of the plea deal, Deputy Cousins received six months of deferred non-reporting probation, 20 hours of community service, a $500 fine and $309 in court costs. Deputy Cousins is eligible to have his records sealed, and the perjury charge dismissed without any conviction.
Staff Sergeant Kyle Bradford a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers tells inForney.com, "If you know of a potential victim in this case, please encourage them to call the Texas Rangers at 214-861-2360."
“Too often women who are raped are robbed of their voice, and afraid to report their sexual assault. When a woman is raped by a Deputy, they are scared no one can protect them,” Bingham says.
“If Deputy Cousins assaulted you, or if you know of other victims or inappropriate behavior, please call our office. Any reports to our office are confidential, and we will protect you,” Bingham says. “Deputy Cousins is a predator, preying on the most vulnerable women in Kaufman County.”