42-year sentence for abuse of child over time

WACO, TX - A 54th District Court jury took little time in returning a guilty verdict against 53-year-old Billy Rodriguez, then turned around quickly to return with a sentence of 42 years in prison.


Rodriguez was accused of having sex with the girl and sexually abusing her several times over a three month period in 2014 while the victim was staying at his home.

There was  testimony from staff at the Advocacy Center who had interviewed the victim.

Assistant District Attorneys Evan O'Donnell and Hillary Laborde issued the following statement following the verdict:

"We are very pleased with this outcome.  The jury listened to all of the testimony, and arrived at a verdict they felt served the ends of justice."




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