A man with a history of child sex crimes was recently bonded out of jail by his mother who had just won the $15.24 million Lotto Texas jackpot, according to the Dallas Morning News.
JoAnn Ames, 70, confirmed she posted 10% of her son’s $100,000 bond. Ames claims she and her husband Floyd Ames, 76, spent their life savings bailing him out of jail, but expect to collect their lottery winnings by the end of November.
The man, Jason Wayne Carlile, 47, previously has been convicted of exposing himself to a 2-year-old boy and spent three years in prison. Carlile was also convicted of paying a woman $3,000 in exchange for her 15-year-old daughter in 2006, according to the Wichita Times. In that case, Tina Valdez told police her daughter ran away, although she later admitted she sold her daughter to Carlile because she needed money. Valdez and Carlile were both sentenced to three years in prison. A child pornography charge was dropped during Carlile’s s plea deal. He was required to register as a sex offender annually until 2020.
U.S. marshals arrested him again in December 2017, accusing him of raping a child under 14..
Assistant Public Defender Rebecca Ruddy filed a motion to reconsider Carlile’s access to a public defender, saying he has access to money to hire a private defender because his mother won the lottery, bailed him out of jail and had discussed hiring a private lawyer with her son.
The winning ticket was bought at a Wichita Falls gas station Oct. 31, and the winners have 180 days to collect the cash value option, which they selected.
Carlile remains free on bond, on the conditions that he live with his mother, wear a GPS monitor and obey a 7 p.m.-10 a.m. curfew. His trial is set to begin in December.