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Trevino sentenced to 22 years after minor’s outcry
A Dilley man who sexually abused a young child for years was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a district judge on September 22.
Court documents show that 218th District Judge Russell Wilson convicted 34-year-old Abel Eric Trevino for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.
At the time of the investigation into the assault, the victim was under the age of 12.
Police say that on August 19, 2019, an anonymous caller provided investigators with the name of the child, the child’s mother and the address of their home in Dilley. According to the initial police report filed with the Dilley Police Department in 2019, the victim initially made an outcry of abuse to the mother, who failed to report the crime to police.
The department and the Texas Rangers launched an investigation after the report. A series of interviews with the child, who described multiple assaults in detail, led to the arrest of Trevino, who subsequently admitted to abusing the child.
A report on the case has indicated that the child’s mother admitted during an interview with investigators that the child had told her of the abuse two days previously.
During an interview with the victim, police learned Trevino had sexually assaulted the child at several locations.
“This child showed a tremendous amount of courage in speaking out against the defendant despite receiving very little family support,” District Attorney Audrey Louis wrote in a prepared statement on the conviction last week. “It takes a village to protect our children.”