Two plead guilty to indecency with a child

Two men pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 30, 2012.Jeff Leon Sifford, along with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.He was originally indicted for aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony and indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony for offenses occurring on or around Aug. 26, 2010. Both counts were enhanced with one prior conviction. He was convicted June 19, 1998 of delivery of marijuana. The first count was abandoned by the state and Sifford received 10 years of community supervision with 30 days of up-front jail time to be served. He will also have to register as a sex offender, pay a fine of $2,500, $743 in court costs, $1,190.99 in attorney's fees and $50 to Crime Stoppers. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. His victim was 13 years old.Joshua Valdez, along with attorney Mike O'Briant, pled guilty to indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.He was originally indicted for aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony, for offenses occurring on or around April 1, 2011.The first and third counts were abandoned by the state and Valdez received 10 years of community supervision with 30 days of up-front jail time to be served. He will also have to register as a sex offender, pay a fine of $2,500, $743 in court costs and $50 to Crime Stoppers. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. His victim was 12 years old.