Harlingen man sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexual assault of a child

Harlingen man sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexual assault of a child
Cameron County DA's Office
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:47am

A jury in the 107th state District Court sentenced Harlingen man Dick Weaver Thursday to 75 years in prison without the possibility of parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Weaver abused his victim from the age of 5 through the age of 13.

“Since its inception in July 2013, the Child Abuse Unit continues to secure guilty verdicts and lengthy sentences for the most horrendous crimes against children,” District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said. “The jury undoubtedly did its due diligence and took all the evidence and testimony into consideration.”

The jury found him guilty Wednesday on four counts: Count 1 – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child; Counts 2 and 3 – Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child; and Count 4 – Indecency with a Child by Contact.

The jury sentenced him Thursday to the following: Count 1 – 75 years without the possibility of parole plus a $10,000 fine; Counts 2 and 3 – 50 years plus a $10,000 fine; and Count 4 –20 years plus a $5,000 fine.

Child Abuse Unit prosecutor Brandy Bailey and Assistant District Attorney Gustavo Elizondo prosecuted the case.

The Child Abuse Unit was established by District Attorney Saenz in July 2013.

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