GREG KELLEY CASE: Rangers’ report finds ‘previously undetected’ crimes

Updated June 23, 2017
Greg Kelley enters the visitation area at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville on May 31. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

A Texas Rangers report looking into new allegations in the case involving Greg Kelley, who was convicted in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy in 2014, is soon to be finalized and hints at a finding of newly discovered criminal activity, Williamson County court documents show.

However, the document will not be immediately released to the public after prosecutors received a judge’s order to keep the information confidential.

“The Rangers’ investigation has uncovered previously undetected, related criminal activity which continues under investigation,” a motion to seal the document said. It added that making the information public could hinder the continuing investigation.

The order, filed earlier this week, also applies to Kelley’s attorney, Keith Hampton, who will receive the report as part of discovery materials he is entitled to review under the law.

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Kelley is serving a 25-year prison sentence, but was recently moved to the Williamson County Jail to help prepare for a hearing in which he is seeking to have his conviction overturned.

Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick has confirmed last month that Kelley’s former friend, Johnathan McCarty, whose mother operated an in-home child care, is an “alternative suspect” in the case.

Court documents filed by Kelley’s defense say McCarty had photographs of nude children on his phone and computer and has confessed to assaulting the boy to at least two people.

Dick reopened the case several months ago and asked the Rangers to help in the investigation.