A Texas broker — who has been a registered sex offender since 2002 — has now been charged with crimes including child sexual assault and an indecent assault of an adult.
Gregory Estes of San Angelo was arrested this month in Tom Green County and indicted twice — last Thursday, Jan. 14, when he was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child (first degree felonies) and two counts of indecency with a child by contact (second degree felonies); and this Tuesday, Jan. 20, when he was charged with a Class A indecent assault of an adult (a Class A misdemeanor), according to court records.
Estes was booked Wednesday for indecent assault and released on a $5,000 bond later the same day, according to the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office website.
The first degree felonies date back to 2001 and 2004, while the second degree felonies date back to 2001 and 2008; the misdemeanor charge was made on June 17, 2020.
It was not immediately clear why he was arrested now for crimes that happened years ago. The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and Taylor County, Texas, Criminal District Attorney James Hicks, who is in charge of prosecuting the cases, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.
Estes has been with Birmingham, Alabama-based broker-dealer SA Stone Wealth Management (formerly Sterne Agee) since 2012, according to his report on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s BrokerCheck website.
The BD did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Prior to SA Stone, Estes was affiliated with five other firms since starting in the industry in 1987, according to the report.