ODESSA - A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an autistic girl in Odessa is competent to face a jury.
An Ector County Judge made that ruling on Monday for 24-year-old Dewayne Billings.
The kidnapping happened back in 2007.
Last year, Billings was found incompetent and was sent to a state hospital to undergo treatment.
Billings' attorney wants a change of venue, because of all the media coverage surrounding the case, and hopes to begin the trial this winter.