Luling man found guilty of child sexual assault
Juarez to spend 27 years in prison for 2003 assault of girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter
A Caldwell County jury found Sammy Juarez, Jr., guilty of the felony offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault on Tuesday afternoon after a one-day trial in front of visiting District Judge Mark Luitjen.
After finding Juarez guilty on Tuesday afternoon , the jury returned Wed
nesday morning to assess sentencing. They sentenced Juarez to 27 years incarceration in Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division and a $5,000 fine.
The facts showed that Juarez sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in 2003. The victim was the daughter of a woman Juarez was dating at that time.
As a result of the conviction, Juarez will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison, and will continue to register for life. Juarez will become eligible for parole after he has served half of his sentence.
“I believe the jury wanted to send a strong message that child abusers in this community will not be tolerated,” said District Attorney Trey Hicks after the punishment was rendered on Wednesday.
Assistant District Attorneys Kristy Rothe and Amanda Goff tried the case. The Defendant was represented by attorneys Richard Jones and Sylvia Sanders, both from Austin.
(Courtesy of Trey Hicks, III)