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Posted on: April 1, 2019

4/1/2019 - Sex offender receives 8 life sentences for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

A convicted sex offender received a total of eight life sentences after he was convicted on charges he sexually assaulted a child and filmed it.

A Bexar County jury found Jose Trinidad Gonzalez, 36, guilty Friday in the 226th District Court. Gonzalez was a...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

4/19/2018 - Guilty Verdict for Deandre Dorch, Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard

San Antonio, Texas, April 19, 2018: Yesterday, a Bexar County Jury in Impact Court
found Deandre
Dorch, age 38, guilty of two counts of Injury to a Child causing Serious
Bodily Injury and two counts of Abandonment of a Child. Dorch will be sentencedby J...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2018

2/13/2018 - Life without Parole for Defendant who Sexually Assaulted two Young Girls

San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2018: Last week, the judge of the 399th District Court sentenced Tracy Cobbs, age 41, to
confinement for life without the possibility of parole. Previously, a jury inthe 399th District Court had found ...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

1/30/2018 - Defendant Sentenced to 20 Years for Injuring 9-week-old

San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 2018: Yesterday, a Bexar County
Jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Sierra Fisher, age 22, to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Last Friday, jurors found her guilty of a 2014 Injury to C...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Grand Jurors Return Fifth Indictment Against Genene Jones for 1981 Death of Paul Villarreal

San Antonio, Texas, October
31st, 2017:
 This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Genene Jones, age 66, for the September 24, 1981 murder of 3-month-old Paul Villarreal.  

 

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

10/16/2017 - Guilty plea for Porucha Phillips Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard results in 50

San Antonio, Texas, October 16, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood announced Friday that Porucha Phillips, age 34, entered a plea to two counts of Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury and received a sentence of 50 years in prison. She will...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 - 88-Year Prison Sentence Handed Down to Step-Grandmother for Death of 5-Year-old Boy

San Antonio, Texas, September 13, 2017: Last night, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Gloria Proo, age 52, to 88 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Monday, jurors found Proo guilty of Injury to a Child Causing Se...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

8/24/2017 - 45-Year Sentence for Man Who Violently Assaulted Girlfriend and Three Children

San Antonio, Texas, August 24, 2017: This week, Felony Impact Court Judge Laura Parker sentenced Markus Lorenzo Scott, age 39, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of Injury to a Child Causing Serious Bodily Inju...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2017

7/10/2017 - 60-Year Prison Sentence for Man Convicted in Grandson’s Murder

San Antonio, Texas, July 10, 2017: Today, 379th District Court Judge Ron Rangel sentenced Joel Soto to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Last month, a Bexar County jury found Soto guilty of the murder of his 2-year-old grandso...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

6/29/2017 - Grand Jurors Return Two New Murder Indictments Against Genene Jones

San Antonio, Texas, June 29, 2017: This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned two new murder indictments against Genene Jones. The new indictments are for the July 3, 1981 murder of 8-month-old Richard "Ricky" Nelson and for the J...

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2016

9/2/2016 - Pair Indicted for Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez

San Antonio, Texas, September 2, 2016: Earlier this week, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Frank Gomez, age 28, and Manuel Watson, age 22, for the Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez. Additionally, the defendants were indicted for two counts of ...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 - 99-Year Prison Sentence for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl

San Antonio, Texas, September 1, 2016: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Darrel Keith Bowser, age 49, to 99 years in prison without the possibility of parole and assessed the maximum fine of $10,000.00. On Wednesday...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2016

6/16/2016 - Five Life Sentences Handed Down in Child Sex Abuse Case

San Antonio, Texas, June 16, 2016: This afternoon, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced Carl Bailes, age 40, to five life sentences and eight 20-year sentences. Earlier today, a Bexar County jury found Bailes guilty of 5 counts of Aggravate...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/2015 - 50-Year Sentence for Man who Injured Children in Shooting

This morning in the 226th District Court, Judge Sid Harle sentenced Jose Ramos Mercado, age 41, to 50 years in prison for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Child.

On August 30, 2014, Mercado opened fire on ...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2015

05/29/2015 - 60-Year Sentence for Man who Sexually Abused Girl

Yesterday, visiting Judge Raymond Angelini sentenced Jimmy Vera, age 41, to 60 years in prison. Jurors in the 187th District Court convicted Vera of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child after deliberating for four hours.

In February 2014, Vera sexually...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2015

05/28/2015 - 35-Year Sentence in Case Where Boy was Badly Burned

Yesterday, 399th District Court Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Matthew White, age 27, to 35 years in prison. Earlier this month, White entered a no contest plea to the charge of Injury to a Child Intentionally/Knowingly Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

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Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2015

05/26/2015 - Life Without Parole Sentence for Man who Sexually Abused Girl

This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 399th District Court sentenced Elias Juarez, age 66, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On Friday, it took jurors less than three hours to convict him of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a young child...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2015

05/20/2015 - 40 Year Sentence for Man Who Badly Beat 4-year-old Girl

Yesterday, Judge Melisa Skinner of the 290th District Court sentenced Ray Garcia, Jr. to 40 years in prison. Garcia was charged with nine counts of Injury to a Child Causing Seriously Bodily Injury and Injury to a Child Causing Bodily Injury.

In April ...Read on...

Child Abuse Unit Press Releases