Victoria man sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually assaulting child
April 30, 2010 at 8:01 p.m.
Updated April 29, 2010 at 11:30 p.m.
A jury sentenced a 33-year-old Victoria man to 37 years in prison Friday after finding him guilty of sexually assaulting a family member for more than a year.
The jury found that Jesse Castillo Jr., assaulted the child several times from September 2007 to June 2008. Because the jury found that he assaulted the child over a period of time longer than 30 days, he must serve his sentence day for day and will not be eligible for parole, according to a news release from District Attorney Stephen Tyler's office.
Testimony in the trial showed the child's mother did not believe the child's report of the abuse, but DNA analysis supported the child's outcry.
Officer Caleb Breshears with the Victoria Police Department investigated the case. Assistant District Attorney Eli Garza prosecuted the case.