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August 30th, 2010
Pedophile could get life in prison


Jimmy Lopez

Lopez, 37, pled guilty to 13 counts of aggravated sexual assault of child and five counts of sexual assault of a child. The abuse started when the child was 8-years old and spanned for six years, the Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe’s office said.

In addition, Lopez pled true to allegations that he had previously been convicted of two felonies. By doing so he now faces a sentence ranging from a minimum of 25 years to a maximum of life in prison on each count, the DA’s office says.

District Judge Jack Robison set the case for a punishment hearing on Sept. 13 at which time he will assess punishment and determine whether Lopez will serve the 18 sentences consecutively or concurrently, according to the DA’s office.

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