WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A 27-year-old Wichita Falls man arrested last August on charges of sexual solicitation by a 15-year-old girl filed another charge and was sentenced to seven years in prison .
Thomas Henry Banks was incarcerated in the Wichita County Jail on August 21, 2022, for criminal solicitation of child prostitution. One day before her appeal hearing on this charge on February 17, 2023, a new stalking charge was filed by the same victim.
The date of the alleged stalking was July 14, 2019, the same day as the solicitation in which Banks allegedly asked the girl if he could pay her $500 to perform a sexual act on her. The stalking also occurred on July 19, 2019, and the prosecution alleged that the conduct harassed, nagged, offended or embarrassed the victim.
The victim was later interviewed at her school about possible sexual abuse. The victim was then taken to Patsy’s home where a forensic interview was conducted.
The victim said Banks offered her $500 for one sex act and that she had done so on multiple occasions.
When authorities contacted the victim’s mother, she said the victim had told her what had happened and shared an audio recording of Banks with her.