WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Texas’s Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned Leander resident Greg Kelley's conviction for the sexual assault of a child.

  • Kelley claims insufficient investigation by CPPD
  • He was released on bond in 2017
  • Court of Criminal Appeals overturned conviction

It all started six years ago when Kelley was accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy in an in-home daycare operated by Kelley’s family.

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In 2014, Kelley, a former Leander High School football player, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Kelley maintained his innocence and pushed for a new trial. Kelley’s attorneys argued that the investigation by the Cedar Park Police Department was deficient and Kelley’s trial attorney had a conflict of interest because she had represented relatives of other possible suspects.

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After serving three years of his prison sentence, District Judge Donna King released Kelley on bond in 2017 due to the questions about his guilt.

On Wednesday, the state’s highest criminal court overturned Kelley’s conviction. 

Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix released the following statement on Wednesday:

"I respect today’s ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeals granting Greg Kelley’s application for relief. As Justice Newell’s concurring opinion indicates, this relief was based on new evidence post-conviction, and not on the grounds of deprivation of due process or ineffective assistance of counsel.

Make no mistake, I have heard the criticisms surrounding this case and taken actions to address them. I want to reassure our citizens that the department remains steadfast in our commitment to ensure community safety and public trust. It’s a responsibility and privilege I take very seriously.

I recognize this case has been difficult for all involved and has impacted multiple families and our community. Our department will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and the District Attorney’s Office in keeping our community safe."

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