Mexican national living in U.S. sentenced to 30 years in prison


Hidalgo County Public Affairs

EDINBURG, Texas — A Mexican national living in Pharr was sentenced to 30 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, June 12, on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

30-year-old Abraham Arriaga Martinez was sentenced by 93rd District Court Judge Fernando Mancias, said lead prosecutor Marcela Saenz Salinas, an Assistant District Attorney in the Special Crimes Division. ADA Denise Santa Ana served as co-counsel on the case stemming from the sexual assault of two young boys.

Martinez was arrested by the Pharr Police Department in 2017 and was found guilty by a Hidalgo County jury on April 5, 2019.

Report suspected child abuse by calling 1-800-252-5400. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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