07-02-2004, 08:04 AM #1Former Member
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TX - Officer William Glasscock for sexual assault, explosives, Greenwood, 2004
MIDLAND -- A former Midland police officer who helped in the 1987 rescue of "Baby Jessica McClure" was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and improper storage of explosives.
William Andrew Glasscock Jr., 52, pleaded guilty to the charges in February, admitting he used a hidden camera to film a 12-year-old girl undressing, and getting in and out of the shower last summer at his Greenwood home. He also admitted he received hundreds of images over his computer of child pornography during a three-year span.
Glasscock also admitted he stored 400 pounds of high explosives, 1,700 blasting caps, a detonator cord, an artillery shell, two pipe bombs and four homemade hand grenades at his Midland County home.
According to testimony during Glasscock's detention hearing, the explosives could have leveled Glasscock's home and neighboring houses.
Armed with a search warrant, authorities found the child pornography and some explosives items at Glasscock's home in December. The search came a day after a woman filed a police report accusing Glasscock of sexual assault at an Odessa residence. More explosives were found at Glasscock's home when he was arrested on federal charges in January, the release states.
Glasscock was fired in January after he was arrested Dec. 24 for sexual assault stemming from allegations he used a narcotic to rape a 50-year-old Odessa woman with whom he was acquainted. Glasscock had been with the department since August 1981 and was part of the effort about 17 years ago to rescue Jessica McClure, who was trapped 22 feet below ground in a pipe only 8 inches wide for almost 60 hours. Baby Jessica's ordeal captured worldwide attention. McClure, who was 18 months old at the time of her rescue, graduated from Greenwood High School near Midland in May.
07-02-2004, 12:10 PM #2Former Member
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You know that was so weird!! One of the other guys who rescued her (in fact I think he was the first one down in the hole) killed himself a while back. They said he had trouble after his 15 minutes were over and couldn't deal with it. I'm sure more had to be involved, but that's all I can remember.
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