A man who impregnated an 11-year-old girl in Feb. 2015 and then sexually assaulted her again in Gatesville later that year was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, according to Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd.
A Coryell County jury convicted Adrian Calderon of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and handed down the life sentence under guidelines spelled out in Jessica's Law -- a piece of legislation that took affect in 2007 and targets predators who prey on small children. Thirty other states have similar laws on the books.
"The penalty for assaulting a child under the age of 14 more than once, during a period of 30 or more days, is life, or 25-99 years in prison without eligibility for parole," Boyd said in a statement.
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