Zack Eldred, Jr., appeals from his conviction of continuous sexual abuse of a child under
fourteen years of age. See TEX.PENAL CODE ANN.§ 21.02 (West Supp. 2013). The State
alleged Eldred, age forty-nine, sexually abused Holly Keilburg (a pseudonym), age thirteen, two
or more times in a thirty-day period.
In his recorded statement to the police and in a written statement, Eldred denied any sexual acts with Keilburg, though he admitted that he and Keilburg slept in the same bed together. Keilburg, fifteen at the time of trial, testified that between July 1, 2010, and December 7, 2010, when she was thirteen, she and Eldred had sex [f]ive to six times a month. Keilburg testified that (1) Eldred performed oral sex on her, (2) Eldred penetrated her vagina with his fingers, (3) she performed oral sex on Eldred, and (4) they engaged in sexual intercourse. In May 2011, when she was fourteen, Keilburg told her mother that she and Eldred had been having sexual relations. Keilburg’s mother took her to the hospital on May 9, 2011. The hospital informed the police, and Keilburg was later interviewed on May 17, 2011, by Missy Davison, a forensic examiner with the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center. Continue reading