Brownsville man sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child

Cameron County District Attorney's Office
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POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:04pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:48am

Judge Arturo Nelson in the 138th state District Court sentenced a Brownsville man today to 25 years in prison following his plea of guilty for sexually assaulting a child.

Luis Carlos Longoria, 42, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at her residence in September 2013. The victim’s mother contacted police after the victim made an outcry to her. Brownsville Police followed child abuse investigation protocol, ultimately securing a confession and arresting Longoria. Their investigation included utilizing
Monica’s House, the Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center, to both interview the child and provide resources to
the family.

Last year, the newly-created Child Abuse Unit provided county-wide law enforcement with educational seminars on the steps they should take to protect victims and to assist in the successful prosecution of child abuse cases.

“The creation of the Child Abuse Unit has proven to be highly successful in prosecuting and securing confessions from defendants,” said District Attorney Luis V. Saenz. “The team effort with local agencies further complements the Unit’s hard work minimizing the trauma victims endure.”

Child Abuse Unit Prosecutor Nathaniel Navey and Assistant District Attorney Salvador Garcia prosecuted the case.

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