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Amy Lockhart

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Dripping Springs man gets 10 years for sexual assault

A Hays County jury sentenced Jesus "Jesse" Aranda of Dripping Springs to ten years in prison for sexual assault of a child. Aranda and his wife were foster parents of a 15-year-old girl who came to them with a history of sexual abuse.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Foster dad gets 10 years in prison for sexual assault of child

A Hays County jury sentenced a 51-year-old Dripping Springs man to 10 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had once been his foster child, officials announced Friday.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Kyle man gets 45 years for child sex assault

A Hays County jury needed less than an hour to convict a 39-year-old Kyle man of aggravated sexual assault against a child. Gerardo Delarose received a sentence of 45 years.

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Lopez receives 18 life sentences

A state district court judge has sentenced Jimmy Duran Lopez to 18 life sentences after conviction on 18 counts of sexual assault. Four of the life sentences will run consecutively.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Austin man faces long stint on 18 child sex counts

Jimmy Duran Lopez of Austin faces 25 years to life in prison on 18 different counts of child sexual assaults after pleading guilty to all counts in Hays County.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

San Antonio man gets 14 years after hitting DPS cruiser

Richard Shelby of San Antonio received a 14-year intoxication assault sentence after smashing into a Texas Department of Public Safety cruiser with his pick-up truck on Interstate-35 north of San Marcos.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

San Marcos man gets 80 years

Oscar Lopez of San Marcos is going to prison for 80 years after police caught him selling drugs on Gavel Street.