As a result of his original indictment, witnesses said Hoskins lost his job, his home and became depressed. In his filmed statement, Hoskins told Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Jordan – who was a police sergeant investigating the case at the time – “my life’s pretty much ruined now.” One of his defense attorney’s primary points when requesting probation for his client instead of confinement was that Hoskins understood what he did was wrong and had already suffered enough, being forced to “bear the scarlet letter” of a sex offender for the rest of his life.
But to the Crutsingers, the damage done was significant and needed to be punished. As a witness in the case, Robert said that his sons had to seek counciling and continue to struggle with anger issues.
According to law referenced in the trial, felony indecency typically calls for a prison sentence between two and 20 years. Crutsinger told the Index he and his wife hoped that Hoskins would get “at least” 20 years confinement, making their reaction to the verdict mixed.
“I’m happy that we finally got justice,” he said. “But what is justice? Yeah, he’s going to prison, but (we were hoping for the maximum sentence).”
Crutsinger implied that the drawn out nature of this case has been the hardest thing to bear, having to wait since 2009 to finally receive closure on the subject.
“It’s really, really hard,” he said. “I’m glad the trial’s over, finally. But it’s been five and a half years.”
On the other side of the aisle, Hoskins’ family was equally upset that this case had taken so long to go to court. Mark Hoskins – Timothy’s brother and a witness in the trial – told the Index he was unhappy with the way things played out.