After being sent back to prison in January for violating his probation one too many times, Xavier Dyess has been granted parole and will likely be released.
At Dyess’ last hearing, Teton County Prosecuting Attorney Erin Weisman called him “a danger to the community and to the people of Wyoming.”
The 19-year-old Jackson man was convicted of third-degree sexual assault in 2016 for fondling a 3-year-old child at ABC Kids Daycare when he was 15.
After serving a three-month stint in prison, Dyess was placed in Wyoming Boot Camp and then transferred to a probation facility in Cheyenne, where police said he violated probation repeatedly, having intimate relationships with a woman who had a child and with a woman who was not approved by his parole agent.
Teton County District Court Judge Timothy Day revoked Dyess’ probation in January and imposed his previous prison sentence of 3½ to 10 years.
Dyess returned to Rawlins and was soon transferred to the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, a minimum custody facility that houses inmates who are judged to be low threat.
On June 6 Dyess’ parole was granted, and as long as the parole plan is accepted by the Wyoming Department of Corrections, he’ll be released on Monday.
“He could potentially be released from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp to community supervision in Cheyenne as early as July 1, 2019,” Wyoming Department of Corrections public information officer Mark Horan said. “But the release date is not set in stone as of yet.”
With several failures since originally being let out of prison, the victim’s family believes Dyess is a danger to others.
“For this community’s sake he shouldn’t be out there,” the victim’s father said. “My daughter is just the only one he’s been caught hurting. He should be locked up.”
The victim’s parents are disappointed that Dyess was back behind bars for only six more months.
“He has been given so many chances by everyone involved in the case,” the victim’s father said. “I feel like he isn’t afraid of punishment because the entire system has made things easy on him.”
It was 2014 when their toddler came home and told her mom that Dyess had touched her “down there.”
“How could someone do such a terrible thing with such little punishment?” the victim’s dad said. “I have nightmares about it. I look at my daughter and it scares me. I am scared for her to go to school. You don’t know what’s lurking around the corner.”
Dyess later admitted to “screwing up” and at his January probation revocation hearing he revealed that things happened to him when he was a child that he’s finally opened up to his therapist about.
The court ordered that Dyess attend sex offender treatment.