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November 9th, 2010
Kyle man gets 45 years for child sex assault

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Gerardo Delarosa.

STAFF REPORT

A jury of 10 men and two women needed less than an hour last month to convict a Kyle man of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Gerardo Delarosa, 39, was sentenced to 45 years in prison by visiting District Judge Mark Lutjen.

In two days of testimony, prosecutors said the sexual abuse began when the child was seven years old and continued for four years.

Following the conviction, Delarosa decided to have the court assess punishment, which ranged from five years to life. Lutjen handed down the 45-year sentence last week.

Hays County Assistant District Attorneys Cathy Compton and Amy Lockhart prosecuted the case for the state.

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