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A former Kyle resident has been sentenced to 99 years for each of 11 convictions for aggravated sexual assault of a child —  a total of more than 1,000 years behind bars.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Tony Martinez molested a child during a five-year period starting in 1996, when he lived in Hays County.

He was sentenced under guidelines in place at the time of his crime, which would have allowed the possibility of parole or probation. The law was changed in 2007 to prohibit parole or probation for people convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing children.

District Judge Jack Robison stacked some of the sentences, ordering them to run consecutively instead of concurrently and thereby preventing the possibility that Martinez will be released early on parole.

The case was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Amy Lockhart and Cathy Compton who lead Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe’s Family Justice Division.

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