If you read the news account carefully, it's clear that dad ADOLFO TURCIOS sexually abused his daughter after he and the mother had divorced. Wonder if there was prior allegations of abuse that the court ignored when they gave him visitation rights.
Notice that Daddy was on the lam for years, and when they finally up with him caught him on a DUI in Florida they let him go on a $10,000 bond, so he disappeared for a few more years. What a bunch of nitwits.
Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:15 am | Updated: 8:59 pm, Fri Jan 20, 2012.
Man gets 45 years in prison for sex assault of daughter
By JESSICA COOLEY/The Lufkin News
Twenty years after being sexually assaulted by her biological father, a woman saw him brought to justice this week in an Angelina County courtroom.
Although he spent nearly two decades on the run, an Angelina County jury found Adolfo Turcios, 48, guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child Wednesday, sentencing him to 45 years in prison. Assistant district attorney Art Bauereiss said that when sexual predators like Turcios flee, prosecutors fear they will never see the inside of a courtroom.
Turcios, now of Homestead, Fla., reportedly assaulted the girl Nov. 7, 1992, when she was 6 years old while living in Lufkin. She did not make an outcry to her mother until a couple of months later, after she began seeing Turcios lurking outside her elementary school, Bauereiss said.
The victim, now in her mid 20s, testified against Turcios this week, recalling the graphic details of his assault. She remembered it as the last time she ever visited her biological father, Bauereiss said. The tragic element of the case, he said, is that two months after the girl made an outcry and Child Protective Services began its investigation, her mother was killed in a car accident.
Turcios and her mother were divorced in 1991 and she remarried in 1992. The girl and her brother were then adopted by their stepfather, according to Bauereiss.
She was set to testify against Turcios in 2004 after he was extradited from Florida on a driving under the influence charge. At that point he had been on the run for more than 10 years and even avoided extradition once by using a different name when arrested in Florida in 1995 on DUI, Bauereiss said.
Three days after being put in jail, Turcios made a $10,000 bond, meaning he only paid $1,000 for his freedom. The morning of the trial, Dec. 9, 2004, everyone showed up to court but him.
“When he didn’t appear, a warrant was issued,” Bauereiss said. “He stayed on the lam again until July of 2011.”
At that time, he was arrested in Florida and brought back to Texas, where he remained in jail without bond, according to county records.
The jury heard three days of testimony, returning a guilty verdict around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Bauereiss said. Jurors came back the next day to hear testimony in the punishment phase.
“At punishment, two of her aunts testified that when they were younger girls he tried to do very similar things to them,” Bauereiss said.
After being sentenced to 45 years in prison, Turcious was taken back to the Angelina County Jail, where he will remain until prison transport