A 55-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempted conspiracy to commit witness tampering.

Melanie Ruth Koepker was sentenced to two years deferred adjudicated probation and fined $500.

She was accused of attempting to conspire with two men to get a young boy to change his testimony in an aggravated sexual assault case against one of the men.

Koepker was originally indicted on a third-degree felony offense but accepted a plea bargain agreement that called for her to plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

According to court records, Koepker had discussions with Jeremy Lange between Jan. 5, 2014 and Jan. 16, 2014.

Lange was facing a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony offense punishable by up to life in prison. He was also facing a charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Lange was convicted of a similar offense in May 1992 in Harris County.

She and Lange discussed with another man methods of having the child change his version of events, according to court records.

Koepker was re-indicted this May apparently after new evidence came to light. The Texas Rangers investigated the case.

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