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Cherokee Co. jury sentences man to 50 years for rape of child relative

Cherokee Co. jury sentences man to 50 years for rape of child relative
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POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:26pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:36pm

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. 

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