A longtime North Texas country radio host who was arrested and charged with sex crimes last year has not contested a Denton County indecent assault charge, according to a report.
Justin Barrett Frazell, 48, pleaded Wednesday in Denton to the December 2020 misdemeanor charge. He was sentenced to 18 months of deferred probation with 80 hours of community service, according to the Dallas Morning News.
In April, Frazell pleaded guilty to a separate charge of sexual assault in Tarrant County. He was sentenced to seven years of probation with deferred judgment in this case involving a teenage victim at his home in Mansfield in December 2020, must register as a sex offender, cannot possess firearms and cannot not use drugs or alcohol, according to Tarrant County officials. Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
In the Denton County case, a woman told a deputy she was at the Lucky Spur Ranch Retreat in Justin for an event hosted by Frazell, according to the Dallas Morning News. His statement was in a warrant.
The woman said that after the event ended in December 2020, she was lying on the blankets in her bedroom, with her date sleeping next to her, when Frazell – dressed in a t-shirt and of underwear – entered the room and began to caress her. Frazell later left when she started waking her date.
In the Tarrant County case, a warrant written by Mansfield Detective S. Peacock gave this brief account of the allegations: Several people were at Frazell’s home in Mansfield on New Year’s Eve in December 2020 for the celebration.
Adults were there with teenagers who were allowed to drink, according to the warrant. Children were also at home. The teenagers were hanging out in a bedroom when one of them ended up alone in one of the rooms. This girl started FaceTime with a friend, which went on for hours. Her parents left the party, but she was allowed to stay the night.
At one point, Frazell came into the room, gave her a drink and said, “It’s between us. Don’t say I never do anything for you,” according to the warrant. She drank some Whiteclaw (a seltzer).
She fell asleep, but the girl told Mansfield police that Frazell had removed the covers and performed sexual acts on her without her consent, the warrant says.
Frazell stopped when he heard a child in a bathroom. Frazell went to the door and told the child he was in the bedroom watching the girl. He then left the room and the girl began texting relatives around 5 a.m. on January 1, trying to reach someone to pick her up from the house.
She joined a relative and the girl started crying. Someone in the house heard her and Frazell came back into the room, watching her.
The girl told Frazell to leave her alone as he repeatedly tried to comfort her. The girl’s parent arrived and the teenager left, causing an uproar when she returned home. Her parents called Mansfield Police on the morning of January 1, 2021.
After police conducted multiple witness interviews and received DNA results in March 2021, a warrant was issued for Frazell’s arrest.
Following his arrest, Frazell was fired from KFWR 95.9 The Ranch, according to a statement released by the radio station.
He was later released from jail, but was arrested again in April 2021 in the Denton County case.
Frazell began his radio career in 1996 at 570 KLIF in Dallas, then served as an air traffic reporter in 1998 for 99.5 The Wolf, according to The Ranch’s website. He started a weekly radio show at KFWR 95.9 in 2000 and had hosted weekday morning shows since 2009.
Frazell is married with two children. The couple launched two charity events for the NICU unit at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth after the premature birth of their two children. Over the past eight years, Frazell has won several regional and national radio awards.