AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man considered an alternate suspect in the high profile Greg Kelley sexual assault case will spend four years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in a different case.
Johnathan McCarty pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint and drug charges and will spend four years in prison.
The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office had previously named McCarty as one of three alternate suspects in the 2013 sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy at a Leander daycare.
McCarty’s friend Greg Kelley was convicted of the crime but later freed in 2017 after the victim had trouble telling Kelley and McCarty apart. McCarty was never charged in connection with the boy’s sexual assault and Kelley remains free during the appeals process.
After McCarty was named an alternate suspect, a woman came forward alleging McCarty had drugged and sexually assaulted her at a frat party in San Marcos in 2015. McCarty was 18 years old at the time and the alleged victim was 15.
In a 2018 arrest affidavit in connection with the teen girl’s sexual assault, a Texas Ranger wrote that he interviewed several people who told him McCarty had allegedly sexually assaulted women in four different counties.