A USPS employee charged in aggravated sexual assault of child pleads guilty to lesser charges

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A U.S. Postal Service employee indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges in exchange for a state recommendation that he be placed on deferred probation.

Peirce Christyon Duffey, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree felony injury to a child after prosecutors reduced the first-degree felony indictment, which carries the possibility of a life prison term, and recommended that Duffey be placed on deferred adjudication probation.

Judge Thomas West of Waco’s 19th State District Court will determine Duffey’s sentence in about two months after reviewing a background report compiled by probation officers.

Duffey, who is identified in county records as a five-year post office employee, was arrested in September 2020 after a 13-year-old family member reported Duffey sexually assaulted her.


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