23-year-old pleas guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in Cherokee Co.

CHEROKEE COUNTY (KYTX)- August 11, 23-year-old Pedro Yonathan Hernandez Jr. pled guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child before District Court Judge Bascom Bentley III.

On August 12, a jury heard testimony, for purposes of sentencing Hernandez, from Detective Jonathan Hughes with the Cherokee Co. Sherriff's Office and Laurie Beamon with Child Protective Services.

The jury determined Hernandez should spend 50 years in prison, without possibility of parole, for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old. District Attorney Rachel L. Patton represented the State of Texas.

Rusk defense attorney Jack Sheridan represented Hernandez.


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