Trial Date for Former TYC Official Pushed Back

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A former Texas juvenile jail official won't face trial in a sexual abuse case until April.

State District Judge Jay Gibson this week postponed the trial of former West Texas State School administrator Ray Edward Brookins from December until April 19.

Brookins, along with John Paul Hernandez, is accused of sexually abusing teen inmates at the Texas Youth Commission jail in remote Pyote, Texas.

Brookins' case was originally set to be tried in Monahans, but it was moved earlier this year about 35 miles north to Odessa. A trial date for Hernandez hasn't been set.