Friday, February 12, 2010

Dad convicted of sexually abusing 8-year-old daughter (Laredo, Texas)

Dad DAVID GARZA has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for sexually abusing is 8-year-old daughter. Thank goodness for school counselors who do their jobs.

Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse
David Garza received a 33 year prison sentence.
Friday, February 12, 2010

LAREDO, Tx.- A jury sentenced a Laredoan to 33 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing his daughter, who he forced oral sex upon when they were alone.

A jury of 12 people determined first of all that David Garza was guilty if 5 sexual indecency charges, that are classified as second degree felonies, and then he was served with a 33 year sentence.

The testimonies of the 8 year old victim and the medical psychiatrist that atended the minor, were key witnesses in determining the outcome of this trial.

Assistant Counselor of the District Attorney, Ramon Villafranca, indicated that this case would have never resulted in justice for this child if Amparo Gutierrez, from the school staff, had not properly followed the protocol to report it.

He also thanked the jury for its decision, because now the girl has a chance to find physical and emotional relief that she so desperately needs.

He also recognized the courage of this child to file charges and to signal out who was abusing her.

This was a very controversial case because the mother did not believe the child, but fortunately a school counselor was made aware of the abuse and so she asked for an investigation.

The child demonstrated before the 406th Court jury, how her father forced her to masterbate him and have oral sex with him while her mother was working.