$$$3,000,000.00 Million Dollars to keep this man in TDCJ for the next 60 years if he remains healthy will average about $50,000 per year. How old will you be? Will your young children be supporthing this man? Is he a legal immigrant of the USA? If not should he be sent to his country to serve and be supported by Mexico or should the USA send Mexico a bill for their citizen's care? Think About it, PAPA 3/13/08

Mexican police officer to serve at least 60 years for raping Georgetown girl Authorities say Salvador Hernandez was arrested in April 2007 after returning from Mexico..
By Isadora Vail.
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF.
Thursday, March 13, 2008.

GEORGETOWN A Mexican police officer will spend at least the next 60 years in prison for raping and impregnating a girl in Georgetown in 2006.

Salvador Hernandez, 35, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and a jury recommended that he serve 75 years in prison for one count and life for the other..

At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, state District Judge Ken Anderson ordered that Hernandez serve the sentences consecutively. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 95 years old..

Hernandez showed no emotion as a translator told him his sentence..

District Attorney John Bradley said that Hernandez would regularly travel back and forth between Georgetown and the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where he lived and worked as a police officer..

Hernandez's attorney, Gavino Mendez of Austin, would not comment on the case..

The girl was raped in October and November in 2006, according to his arrest affidavit. Hernandez threatened to kill her and her mother if she said anything, the affidavit said..

Hernandez returned to Mexico in January 2007, and the next month, the then-12-year-old girl's mother began noticing that her daughter was gaining weight and was sick all the time, Bradley said. That's when the girl came forward with the rape allegations, he said..

Authorities were later notified..

She terminated the pregnancy, under the advisement of a doctor because having the baby would be dangerous to her health, Bradley said..

Hernandez returned to Georgetown in April 2007 and went to the Georgetown Police Department to inquire about renewing his car registration. A clerk, who was familiar with the case, recognized him and called authorities, and Hernandez confessed to a detective, Bradley said..

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