Cherokee Co. jury sentences man to 50 years for rape of child relative
POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:36pm
Rusk, Texas (KETK) — A Cherokee County man will spend the next 50 years in jail for the sexual assault of a child relative.
According to the Cherokee County District Attorney Office, Pedro Yonathan Hernandez, Jr., 23, pled guilty to an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge in the 369th District Court on Monday.
On Tuesday, a jury heard testimony for sentencing Hernandez from authorities and Child Protective Services about his assault on a 12-year-old relative. The jury handed down a sentence of 50 years without parole.
Judge Bascom W. Bentley, III, presided over the hearings.