A Dallas County jury has sentenced an illegal immigrant from El Salvador to 50-years in prison for an unspeakable crime.
According to prosecutors 54-year old Mauricio Hernandez, a former Irving ISD custodian, sexually abused his teen stepdaughter, got her pregnant, then gave her pills forcing her to deliver a baby in a soccer park portable toilet in April 2013.
Police said the then 13-year-old victim went to the hospital due to bleeding. Once there, she made an outcry statement about a sexual assault, being pregnant and giving birth to a baby.
On Friday, Hernandez pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and an additional charge of capital murder for leaving the baby to die. Hernandez let the jury decide the sentence.