17 years in prison for sexual assault of a child

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EDINBURG, Texas — 34-year-old Alejandro Duran Chavez will serve 17 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child. He was sentenced to 17 years for each count – count one Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1st degree felony) and count two Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1st degree felony). The sentences will run concurrently.

Chavez was arrested on January 24, 2019 by the McAllen Police Department. The victim was 12 and 13 years old at the time of the assault.

“Bringing justice to victims of child abuse is a top priority for our office,” said Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez.  “I commend Assistant District Attorney Denise Santa Ana who prosecuted the case for her exemplary work.”

His sentencing was handed down on June 24, 2019 by Judge Letty Lopez in the 389th District Court.

If you suspect child abuse please report by calling 1-800-252-5400.  The hotline is answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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